Residents of Foster City and those in the Mariners Island area of San Mateo are asked to refrain from watering their landscape while the Estero Municipal Improvement District temporarily shuts down its water transmission main Monday, June 2 through Monday, June 9.
The shutdown is required to facilitate the relocation of the existing water main that supplies the residents in the area. During the shutdown, the district will utilize backup water supply sources, which include its water storage tanks, a smaller water main and emergency water main connections with Belmont and San Mateo. The change in water supply may stir up sediment in the pipes and although the water is safe to drink, it may appear cloudy or discolored during the shutdown. Generally, running the tap for a few moments should clear up the cloudiness.
If the problem persists call the district’s yard office at (650) 286-8140. For more information contact Associate Civil Engineer Laura Galli at (650) 286-3280.