Casitas’ agricultural, large commercial, and institutional customers in the Ojai, Upper Ojai, and Meiners Oaks areas are being asked to halt all irrigation until 6 p.m. today due to a 30” main line water break that occured yesterday afternoon.
A contractor working in the Persimmon Hill neighborhood in Ojai hit Casitas’ main water line while digging around 4:00 pm yesterday afternoon. Casitas’ employees worked all night to repair the line break and were able to patch the line by 5:50 a.m. this morning.
It will take until 6:00 p.m. today to fully restore water service.
Nearly 200 large customers including farmers and schools had their meters turned off last night to protect the water distribution system and to maintain basic water service to residential customers.