Residents of about 200 homes in Palos Verdes Estates are being told they still shouldn’t drink or cook with their tap water.
California Water Service notified residents Monday night that a breach at a remote storage tank might have rendered the water unsafe. Residents were told to drink bottled water and save their receipts for reimbursement.
Workers performing routine maintenance Monday discovered that the locks had been broken on the 50,000-gallon tank. Officials said security at the site would be increased in the future.
The state Division of Drinking Water was investigating the incident with local law enforcement.
Agency officials said Tuesday that initial testing has not revealed any problems with the water, but they’re advising residents to avoid drinking it out of an abundance of caution until the advisory is lifted. Further water testing could take weeks, but NBC4 reported that Cal Water was flushing water out of hydrants to bring fresh water into the system.
The affected areas include:
–the 600 block of Horquilla Lane;
–the 600 block of Via Horquilla;
–parts of the 2700-2800 block of Via Campesina;
–the 2700 block of Via Elevado;
–the 700-800 block of Via Somonte;
–part of the 700 block of Via Del Monte;
–the 800 block of Via Conejo;
–the 1800 block of Via Arriba;
–the 1800 block of Pedro Lane;
–the 1700 block of Pablo Place;
–the 1700 block of Via Montetemar;
–parts of the 1500-1700 block of Via Lazo.
Residents can check the agency’s website at www.calwater.com/pv-do-not- drink-notice/ or call (310) 257-1400 for updates.
—City News Service