Ditches Are Off

May 15, 2018

The City of Gunnison received notification that a subcontractor performing underground boring work for a tele-communication company on the afternoon of May 15, 2018 around 2:30 p.m. hit the City’s underground main ditch water rupturing a 36-inch conduit at Escalante and Colorado.  A major electrical line and a gas line are in close proximity to this rupture. The City has shut off the irrigation water supply to assess the damage. The City expects the ditches to remain off for the next 5 to 7 days. Residents irrigation water supply will be interrupted; therefore, residents should plan accordingly to protect their sprinkler systems and pumps from damage. The City will keep the public informed as new information arises. Updates will be made at facebook.com/CityofGunnison/ and on the City’s website www.gunnisonco.gov