Water Conservation Lifted 11.3.2023

UPDATE 11/3/2023

City of Angels Lifts Water Conservation Order

The City of Angels is pleased to announce that the water conservation order has been officially lifted for all our valued customers. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all residents who heeded the call to conserve water during this challenging period.

Originally, the Utica Water and Power Authority project was scheduled to suspend water delivery to our city for a brief three-day period. However, unforeseen issues arose, necessitating an extension of the water disruption through today. Unfortunately, during this time, the city faced further challenges, including a 6-inch water main break and a fire incident. These unexpected events posed a significant risk to our ability to provide safe drinking water to our community.

In this critical time, we want to express our deepest appreciation to the dedicated and hardworking city staff who worked tirelessly, even during late nights, to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents. Their unwavering commitment and dedication to their duties truly exemplified the City of Angels’ Service Philosophy: “Kind and Helpful Excellence.”

We understand the inconvenience and challenges our community has faced, and we commend your collective efforts in conserving water and supporting the city during this trying period. Your cooperation played a vital role in mitigating the impact of these unforeseen events.

With the water conservation order now lifted, City of Angels residents can resume their regular water usage. We are committed to continually enhancing our infrastructure and emergency response capabilities to ensure the uninterrupted supply of clean and safe drinking water to our residents.

Thank you once again for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time. Together, we demonstrate the resilience and strength of the City of Angels community.

UPDATE: 11/1/2023

Due to additional UWPA has a remaining 100-foot section on the Lower Angels Canal that needs maintenance. This means a couple of extra days of conservation. PLEASE turn your irrigation OFF. Do not wash cars, and follow all requirements below. Thank you for your continued support!


Important Notice: Water Supply System Maintenance Impacting City of Angels Camp Customers

Dear City of Angels Camp Residents and Businesses,

We hope this message finds you well. We are writing to inform you about a crucial water supply system maintenance project planned by the Utica Water and Power Authority (Utica) from Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, which will impact City of Angels Camp (City) customers. During the three-day maintenance project, Utica’s water deliveries to the City’s Water Treatment Plant will be interrupted, and it is essential that City customers conserve water during this period.

Project Details:

Utica is scheduled to re-line 600 feet of the water supply canal with concrete to seal cracks and repair leaks, which requires the canal to be dewatered. The City will rely on stored water in several small reservoirs to continue providing water to customers during the period when the normal water supply is not available. Due to the three-day duration of this project and in alignment with the City’s Drought Contingency Plan, this situation falls under a critical water shortage condition, which necessitates immediate and concerted efforts from City customers to reduce water usage to the bare minimum.

Requirements for City Customers during the Outage Period (October 30 – November 1):

1. Water Use Reduction: We urge all customers to significantly reduce water usage within their homes and businesses during this period. Please limit unnecessary water use activities.

2. Hose-End Sprinklers: The use of hose-end sprinklers is prohibited during this period.

3. Construction Water Usage: Any water required for construction purposes can only be sourced from designated fire hydrants and will require a permit from the city.

4. Essential Irrigation: Only essential irrigation of public landscaping is permitted to maintain the health of trees.

These water conservation actions are vital to ensure that the City has an adequate water supply during this maintenance project and to prevent the need for further restrictions. We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but your cooperation is greatly appreciated in helping us maintain a sustainable and efficient water system.

We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require further information regarding this critical water conservation effort. Together, we can ensure the continued availability of water for all our customers.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Rebecca Callen                                                                                Joel Metzger
City Administrator                                                                           General Manager
City of Angels                                                                                   Utica Water and Power Authority
coa@angelscamp.gov or 209-736-2181                                    admin@uticawater.com or 209-736-9419