We will be flushing hydrants throughout the system in the Month of August 2020. Follow this link for information about the dates and times:
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The over drafting of the water aquifer in the Madera sub basin is reaching a critical level in our area. Our most recent well tests have shown extremely low pumping water levels. The pumping water level at some of our wells is 600 feet below the ground. The standing water level is around 320 feet. We are currently working on our wells to overcome this. We are asking our residents to cut back on outdoor watering. We are not asking that you stop watering, but if everyone can cut back on the outdoor water use it will make a difference. You may experience periods (when everyone is watering) of lower pressure than you are accustomed to while we are making these modifications to the wells. We will keep you updated. Madera Valley Water Company continues to strive to provide safe reliable drinking water to it’s users.
Our field personnel are currently making emergency repairs in the Country Club area and water will temporarily be off. The streets affected are Club Drive, Madrone Road, and Merril Avenue. The repairs are being made as fast as possible and water service will be restored as soon as possible.
All indications are that there may be a crack in the well on Fonda Avenue. Our field personnel have flushed the system in the areas that were having dirty water in the lines. If you experience any dirty water you can open the hose faucet at the point where the water enters the home and let it run until it clears up. We are going to have to pull the pump for this well and run a camera down the well to determine what has happened. This is occurring in wells throughout the valley due to the severe over drafting of the water table. The ground is sinking and in turn the wells are developing cracks. Thank you for your patience with this. If you have any questions you can contact our office at 559-674-2407.
We have received some reports of dirty water in the Country Club area. Our field personnel are out flushing the system to clear this up. This is not a health hazard. If you experience dirty water at your residence you can open up the hose faucet at the point where the water supply enters the house and let it run until it clears up. We are working to have this cleared up as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience with this matter.
The April 8, 2020 regular Board of Directors meeting of the Madera Valley Water Company has been canceled due to the safety concerns to the staff and employees and to the public related to the COVID-19 virus. We plan to have the May 6, 2020 regular Board of Directors meeting of the Madera Valley Water Company and will be putting in place a method to conduct this meeting using one of the services such as Go To Meeting, ZOOM, etc. in order to have this meeting as scheduled. We will post the updated information as it becomes available.
The April 8, 2020 regular Board of Directors meeting of the Madera Valley Water Company has been postponed. We will review the COVID-19 status concerning meetings of groups the week of April 13, 2020 in order to make a decision on how best to safely proceed.