MSWD Issues Boil Water Notice to Approximately 200 Homes; Crews Working to Restore Water Service Following Damages from Hurricane Hilary

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Following the flooding and rain from Hurricane Hilary, the District determined that two areas of the Mission Springs Water District water system experienced low water pressure. Out of an abundance of caution, MSWD, working with the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, and the Riverside County Health Department, advises residents in these areas to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking as a safety precaution.

Area 1 = 175 Customers
Approximate boundaries are East Indian Canyon Drive., South 13th Avenue, North of Moonlight Drive, and West of the Casa and Bluma Drives

Area 2 = 30 Customers
Approximate boundaries are North Pierson, East Mission Creek, Along Scenic, West Indian Canyon

Additional information is included on the MSWD website, including:

What to do during a boil water advisory – English
What to do during a boil water advisory – Spanish
Map of Area 1
Map of Area 2
List of impacted addresses/parcels Area 1
List of impacted addresses/parcels Area 2

District staff are canvasing impacted neighborhoods and providing bottled water and information to local residents. The District anticipates lifting the boil notice within 24-36 hours once sufficient testing and analysis are complete.

In addition, MSWD is aware of a few isolated areas without water service. Crews have been working around the clock to restore service as soon as possible. Should the boil notice need to be broadened, MSWD will notify customers and provide updates on and its social media feeds.

Customers experiencing a water emergency or outage are encouraged to contact MSWD at 760-329-6448. Staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist customers.

Image Sources

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