A Dozen Homes Without Water In Fruita
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A dozen homes are without water and will be for majority of the day after a contractor backed up into a 10-inch water line in Fruita.
According to Ute Water officials, around 10 a.m. Thursday morning, a 10-inch water line broke, which supplies water to Fruita, Loma and Mack.
Officials say within 20 minutes, crews were able to isolate the break to 12 homes.
The break also cause low water pressure to Fruita Monument High School, Fruita 8-9, and Rim Rock Elementary School.
Officials say the schools are now on a backfeed system.
"Backfeed means we are able to turn valves and isolate the water outage by turning and releasing valves, so that those ares of our distribution system still maintain water service," said Joe Burtard, external affairs manager with Ute Water Conservancy District.
Water officials say the incident happened on Pine Street and Carolina in Fruita.
Pine Street is closed off to just one lane.
Crews were working on a canal lining project when this happened.