Boil Water Alert Issued For East County

Full story: NBC San Diego

A water main break forces officials to issue a boil water alert for several rural communities in East County through the weekend.
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CAV

San Diego, CA

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Feb 29, 2008
 
Looks like all of those construction port-a-potties overflowed again! Nice....
jess

Alpine, CA

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Feb 29, 2008
 
i have to at least thank nbc for having this story, i tried padre dam's website as well as other news stations' and could find no information...reminds me of the lack of information during cedar fires...small communities can be easily overlooked, but there are lots of us out here (forgive lowercases, holding my newborn while i type one-handed). thanks
Barbara

Alpine, CA

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Feb 29, 2008
 
I too searched Padre Dam's website, as well as the San Diego Co. Health Dept.'s site; not one word about the water main break. Here I learn this happened at noon today, yet I didn't receive an automated warning call from Padre Dam until 8:00pm?! Thanks a lot!! Then the call doesn't even say what contaminates may be present, only that drinking the water without boiling it first will result in stomach and/or intestinal problems.

I already resent having fluoride in the water forced on me, and now I learn that I stand a good chance of becoming ill because I wasn't told that my tap water was contaminated until 8 hours after the fact, and I'm recovering from surgery that I had just last week. Do I detect a class action lawsuit on behalf of all those who become ill due to Padre Dam's negligence of not notifying affected customers immediately?

Another total public relations failure all too reminiscent of the 2003 Cedar Fire.
Jen

Alpine, CA

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Feb 29, 2008
 
Thank you for posting information, since it seem unavailabe anywhere else. Thank you for remembering that East County people count also!
CAV

San Diego, CA

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Feb 29, 2008
 
I thought you only had to boil water if you were in Tijuana!
Don in Alpine

Alpine, CA

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Mar 1, 2008
 
I want to thank the person who called me late Friday evening named Jessie, who informed me of the boil water order. She must be a neighbor.
You can count on them, the media, small m, small people !!!!
Thank you Jessie, I hope I spelled your name correctly ?
Mary

Alpine, CA

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Mar 1, 2008
 
Madatory Boiling Water Order. I had to hearing at the super market in Alpine. I feel really worry that this information is not pass on a timely manner. I went to the county website there was no information there. I found here on this website. Thank you for the information,

You know rumor control other people mention also no showers. but I need to know if it was safe to take showers also.
Mary

Alpine, CA

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Mar 1, 2008
 
Please excuse my spelling errors.
jozie

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Mar 1, 2008
 
im 7 months pregnant and have been drinking this water all day yesterday and most of today. havent felt anything yet, but why wasnt this info brought to our attention sooner? what if something happens to my baby bacause of this cities neglect to inform it's people of such an important issue? WTF?
Scott

Alpine, CA

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#11
Mar 1, 2008
 
My daughter spent this morning vomiting! Here's something we can all do about this situation. The fault lies with the members of Padre Dam Municipal Water District's Board of Directors. They make a fortune off of us, the customers, so why do they allow the pipes we rely upon to get so old, and then not have the decency to properly inform us in a timely manner that the water we're drinking is tainted?

Since they won't be arrested for poisoning us, the next time these people are up for re-election vote them out. I have met them all and have never seen such a smug and conceited Board of Directors. These highly overpaid bureaucrats run this fouled-up water show and the blame rides with them. They are: James Maletic, Division 1; Augie Scalzitti, Division 2; Andrew Menshek, Division 3; August Caires, Division 4; Dan McMillan, Division 5. I say they need to be replaced.
Don

Alpine, CA

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#12
Mar 2, 2008
 
Thank you Scott I have those names on my kick out list.
As VP of my old Apple Valley Water Board of Directors our first concern was our customers.
So mote it be !!
Scott

Alpine, CA

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#13
Mar 2, 2008
 
Thank you Don. It is refreshing to know that some water boards really care about their customers. I own a public relations company and, like your Board of Directors, our first concern is our customers. This dedicated practice demonstrates integrity, is truly ethical, and makes good business sense.
Mandy

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#14
Mar 2, 2008
 
Soes any one know if the boil water order is still in effect?
Barbara

Alpine, CA

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#15
Mar 3, 2008
 
As of approximately 11:00a.m. Sunday, March 2nd, we no longer have to boil water before using it.

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