PID on track to bring clean water on the Ridge

The Paradise Irrigation District is on track to bring clean running water to people in town.

Posted: Dec 19, 2019 4:46 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - The Paradise Irrigation District (PID) is on track to bring clean running water to people in town.

The PID tested 75% of all standing structures in Paradise. The company said two-thirds of those passed the test and now have clean drinking water.

However, the rest need their service lines replaced because of contamination.

The PID prioritized testing laterals where there are standing structures to deliver water to people who immediately need it.

Deputy Program Manager for PID's water recovery Michael Lindquist said at burned lots of pipes are being replaced and now tested.

“We've already started replacing the service laterals on burnt lots where there's a structure being constructed," Lindquist said. "Our goal is that, that service lateral is replaced prior to that structure being completed and someone moving into it.”

Lindquist said replacement laterals will be ongoing for years, as people want to rebuild PID will replace the pipe before construction is complete.

PID said they're committed to testing all of the standing structures by mid-March of 2020.

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