Madera County supervisor to hold emergency meeting on water

The Fresno BeeMay 31, 2014 

Madera County Supervisor Max Rodriguez will host a community meeting to discuss the water emergency in the Parkwood area at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parkwood Elementary School, 1150 E. Pecan Ave.

Parkwood currently relies on one well for 604 homes and four businesses. That well broke down three times in May. Even when operational, it can't meet the water demands of the community. To combat the problem, Madera County has banned all outdoor watering in Parkwood effective Sunday. The county has also asked for a temporary connection to the city of Madera's water supply to help meet demands.

Representatives from Madera County Engineering and Special Districts and the California Department of Public Health will be on hand to discuss the drought's impact on the local water systems, the repairs and improvements needed in the area and grant assistance opportunities.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6015 or at rappleton@fresnobee.com.

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