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Paradise Irrigation District begins 2-week water sampling project

The Paradise Irrigation District kicked off a two-week water sampling project this week.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 4:31 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - The Paradise Irrigation District kicked off a two-week water sampling project this week.

Crews from the district and San Francisco public utilities are working on service lines, hydrants and water mains. 

Jim Ladrini, field superintendent for the Paradise Irrigation District, said 300 property owners volunteered to participate. 

Those who volunteered to participate will have their water shut off on June 14. 

Ladrini said this process makes it easier because water must be stagnant for 72 hours for accurate sampling. 

"We are going to attempt to get them all done," he said. "We have to take in a lot with not just the service lines, but fire hydrants as well. So, it's a big area and as you can see in and around Paradise there's a lot of destruction so it doesn't make it easier." 

Ladrini said this intensive process is going to benefit future efforts to restore water in Paradise. 

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