Countywide : Water Use Restricted While Repairs Made

Irvine and South County residents are being asked not to water their lawns Monday through March 26 while inspections and repairs are being made to one of the area’s major water pipelines.

Water officials want to reduce the demand that will be made on alternative water lines while the Allen-McCullough pipeline, the major source of imported water to the area, is out of service.

“There should be no change in the level of service experienced by customers,” said Karl Seckel, district engineer for the Municipal Water District of Orange County. “All the affected areas have alternate supply sources or will be relying on water in storage reservoirs.

“We’re asking for the outback in lawn watering to ensure that we don’t put too great a strain on those alternate sources,” Seckel said, “and still have adequate water for household and commercial use.”


Communities affected by the temporary pipe closure include Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Trabuco Canyon, Coto de Caza, San Clemente and Dana Point.

Work crews will be replacing a valve and performing routine inspections between Monday and March 26.