Broken Pump Interrupts Irrigation Service to King Street System

A broken pump motor has resulted in the temporary shutdown of an irrigation system that serves the area of town bordered to the north by Mead Avenue, to the south by Pierce Street, to the west by Cornell Avenue, and to the east by 3rd Avenue.

The shutdown of what’s known as the “King Street System” means about 135 customers will be without irrigation water until the pump motor can be replaced.

Replacement of the pump motor is expected to be completed and irrigation service restored to King Street System customers by Wednesday, August 7th.   

“We have expedited the process to get the replacement pump motor ordered,” said Irrigation Supervisor Richard Sanislo.  “As soon as the replacement motor arrives, we’ll work on getting it installed.  We apologize to the King Street System customers for any inconvenience the temporary shutoff might cause,” said Sanislo.  “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 King Street System can contact the City of Yakima’s Water/Irrigation Division at 575-6194.