Shutdown of Private Delivery System Will Interrupt Irrigation Service

The New Schanno Canal Company, a private provider of irrigation water to the City of Yakima’s Lenox System and 9th Avenue System, has been experiencing problems with its delivery system recently. In order to determine the cause of the delivery system problems and to initiate repairs, the New Schanno canal will be temporarily shut down on Wednesday, July 9th.

The temporary shutdown will result in about 1,400 homes served by the City’s Lenox System and 9th Avenue System experiencing reduced irrigation water pressure. Some homes may be completely without irrigation water while crews from the City of Yakima Water/Irrigation Division are assisting the private canal company in trying to determine what’s causing the delivery system problems.

Irrigation water service will begin to be restored as soon as repairs are made to the New Schanno delivery system, which is tentatively expected to occur mid-afternoon on Wednesday, July 9th. Full irrigation water service is likely to be available throughout both the Lenox System and the 9th Avenue System during the day on Thursday, July 10th.

The Lenox System serves the area from Voelker Avenue to 12th Ave between Nob Hill Boulevard and Mead Avenue. The 9th Avenue System serves an area from 7th Ave to 10th Ave between Baker Street and Nob Hill.

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

Customers who have questions about the New Schanno delivery system shutoff are encouraged to contact Acting Irrigation Supervisor Rich Sanislo at 575-6194.

Irrigation Delivery System Shut Down – News Release