Toledo public works Crews have been monitoring high water conditions at the Mill Creek Reservoir. The reservoir has receded by 2-feet from 9:00pm last night. The Toledo Dam performed as designed, three 60-inch over flow tubes intended to remove excessive water flows continue to drop the level of the reservoir. Public works operators will continue to monitor the site and respond as needed.
Water Treatment Plant Operators began bringing water into the plant around 6:30.am this morning. Turbidity levels have dropped significantly allowing the plant to move water into the treatment process. The plant expects be near capacity in storage by sometime this evening. The City of Toledo and Seal Rock Water District would like residents to continue to restrict water usage throughout the weekend as both the District and the City of Toledo continue to respond to system needs. Again, the City of Toledo would like to assure customers that their water is safe to drink and meets State Water Quality Standards. This notice is in effect until Monday morning January 23rd. This notice will go out later this evening with the assistance of LC Emergency Operation Manager and the Everbridge Notification program.
Wastewater treatment plant operators continue to monitor high flows through the system, the plant is currently in diversion, and partial treatment process is likely to remain in effect throughout the weekend. All lift stations are in operation at this time with some minor overheating which occurred during heavy runtimes. Operators will continue to monitor pumping facilities throughout the weekend, responding to localized street flooding in preparation for the next forecasted event.
Toledo Public Works Director