Water service restored to most areas
Tucson Water crews restored service to most areas by Friday afternoon, a spokesman said.
Workers "made significant efforts in ensuring that distribution system features such as well pumps, booster stations, and reservoirs are brought back into service," said Tucson Water's Fernando Molina.
At 4 p.m. Friday, a small area in the Sahuaro Ranch subdivision, located east of Dove Mountain, was still without service, he said in a news release.
Water service there was expected to be restored within two hours, he said.
"Many customers continue to experience loss of water service due to personal household plumbing that remains frozen," Molina said.
Water pumps switches and other equipment were affected by below-freezing temperatures, with some water mains breaking due to the cold.
Another hard freeze warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Friday night through Saturday morning.
Crews from Southwest Gas are working to restore natural gas service to those homes that were affected by a limited flow through the pipeline that serves Tucson.
"Field crews are continuing to conduct minor repairs to the potable water system that are not affecting water service. Once those repairs are completed, they will focus on making repairs to reclaimed water system features. Many golf courses, parks, and schools utilizing reclaimed water to irrigate landscaping and turf areas have been without service since Wednesday morning," Molina said.
Tucson Water will have staff available through the weekend so that customers can report leaks or outages, he said.
Friday, 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. Saturday, customers are asked to call 791-4133.
Saturday, 7 a.m. until noon, customers can call the sustomer service office at 791-3242.
Saturday, from noon until 7 a.m. Monday, customers can call 791-4133.
Tucson Water is still recommending that customers take action to ensure that any exposed water pipes on their property are protected by using foam pipe insulation, or wrapping pipes with towels, rags or cardboard. Doing so will help protect their home plumbing from freezing, Molina said.