Nearly 5,200 parcels in Kennewick will be without irrigation water today as the Kennewick Irrigation District checks the structural integrity of a pipe.
The Kennewick Irrigation District shut off the Edison Line to investigate the pipe under the railroad tracks in anticipation of reinforcing the 50-year-old pipeline later this month.
The canal was planned to be shut down about 1:30 a.m., although some customers may continue to have water until 5 or 6 a.m.
The district planned to cut the line at 6 a.m. and film the area with a camera.
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The district expects all 5,184 parcels within the boundaries of the Edison Street service interruption to have water by 8 p.m. today.
Affected areas are from 10th Avenue, down Edison Street, over to Olympia Street.
Private line areas affected are from 10th Avenue to Canal Drive and from Kellogg Street to Olympia Street.
The district encourages homeowners to irrigate between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to spread out demand for water, which will provide better water pressure to all water users.
For additional information, call 586-9111.