Broken Pump Interrupts Irrigation Service to Brackett Park System

A broken pump has resulted in the temporary shutting off of irrigation water in the area of town bordered to the north by Fraser Way, to the south by Arlington Street, to the west by 30th   Avenue, and to the east by 26th Avenue.

The shut down of what’s known as the “Brackett Park System” means about 45 homes will be without irrigation service until the pump can be replaced.

Replacement of the pump is expected to be completed and irrigation service restored to Brackett Park System customers by Saturday, August 3rd.

“We have expedited the process to get the replacement pump ordered and we’re expecting it to be delivered no later than Friday,” said Irrigation Supervisor Alvie Maxey.  “If we get started changing out the pumps on Friday evening, we’ll be done by Saturday.  We apologize to the Brackett Park System customers for any inconvenience the temporary shutoff might cause,” said Maxey.  “The system will be back up and running as soon as possible.”

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, shipping issues, and emergencies.

Customers who have questions about the temporary shutoff of the Brackett Park System can contact the City of Yakima’s Water/Irrigation Division at 575-6194.

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Temporary Irrigation System Shutdown – News Release


Irrigation Supervisor Alvie Maxey – 575-6194

Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler – 901-1142