An overflow crowd of Pine and Strawberry water users learned this morning, Saturday, that it was mechanical failures at Milk Ranch No. 1 and the Strawberry Hollow filter building that disrupted water service from June 18 to 23.
In a public meeting held in the Pine Cultural Hall, CH2MHill officials, including Payson District Manager Brad Cole, provided a step by step overview of an investigation that has been ongoing for more than a month.
Cole explained, day by day during the outage, what was occurring and what corrective actions CH2MHill took at the time.
He called the failures at the two wells, “A perfect storm.”
Cole continued to tell what is being done to prevent future occurrences and took time to dispel rumors, about outage causes, that have been circulating around the two mountain hamlets.
See the July 31 edition of the Payson Roundup for complete coverage of the meeting.