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EID Water Main Impacted by Landslide
Contact: Jesse Saich, Public Information Officer, (530) 642-4127, email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Placerville, Calif. — EID’s El Dorado Main No. 2 (EDM-2) water transmission main was partially exposed when a landslide affected the hillside it is buried in earlier this week. The landslide resulted in the closure of Highway 193, just north of Placerville off of Highway 49.
The 24-inch EDM-2 serves approximately 21,000 customer connections from Camino to EID’s western boundary in El Dorado Hills.
“On Wednesday, February 22, EID crews were onsite and coordinating with Caltrans to develop a plan to stabilize the slope and make the road safe,” said EID Director of Operations Margaret Washko. “To stabilize the hillside, we used district crews and contracted with Doug Veerkamp Engineering to place stacked rock to firm up the hillside while we design a longer term solution. More work is planned during the dry season to assure stabilization of the pipe.”
EDM-2 was constructed in the mid-1970s by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Central Valley Water Project. The pipeline originates at EID’s Reservoir 2 facility in Camino and feeds the district’s Gold Hill intertie pipeline that in turn supplies Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. EDM-2 is the primary water source for those communities during the winter months.
EID is a public agency dedicated to providing high quality water, wastewater treatment, recycled water, hydropower, and recreation services in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner.