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Mar 15

Water supply restored back to Hetchy Hetchy

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm by Clay Curtin

By: Pam Lowe

In late-December 2016, the Menlo Park Municipal Water District (MPMWD) wholesaler, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), temporarily changed the source of our typical water supply from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and began delivering water from local surface reservoirs along the Peninsula. This was necessary to accommodate inspections and repairs of the Mountain Tunnel pipeline that delivers water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The Mountain Tunnel inspection is complete. SFPUC tentatively plans to restore service from the Hetch Hetchy supply Sunday, March 12. MPMWD customers may notice a change in taste and odor due to this change in water blend, and this typically subsides after a few days. Customers can try running the cold water for a few minutes to clear out water in pipes or consider using a filter to alleviate taste or odor issues. The water is safe to drink and continues to meet all drinking water standards.