Kennewick Irrigation District used email to notify half of the property owners affected by a major canal break Thursday in Finley.
The district is working toward notifying affected property owners of any service interruptions via email, but at the moment is sending the messages out for major outages and updates on those outages, said Jason McShane, KID engineering and operations manager.
Customers wanting to receive such notices and updates should call the KID office at 509-586-9111 and ask to have their email address added to their account information, he said.
The breach near East Game Farm Road and South Oak Street has left about 4,500 residential and agricultural customers without water until late Sept. 2. Repairs are ongoing.