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Santa Ana winds: South Pasadena water service restored

December 1, 2011 |  2:43 pm

The water system in South Pasadena is back to normal operation after a water pump failure that put water capacity and pressure at "critically low" levels Thursday morning, officials said.

A power outage caused by the high winds led to the pump failure.

As of Thursday afternoon, tank and reservoir levels were back to normal and all areas of the city had water, officials said. Pressure was slightly lower than normal because the Wilson Reservoir remained without power.

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South Pasadena Public Works Director Paul Toor said that contrary to earlier reports, there had been no outages related to the pump failure, only reduced water pressure.

City officials said users might notice some slight discoloration of their water because valves and interconnects had been opened, but water quality was not compromised. They advised customers experiencing discoloration to simply let the water run until it becomes clear.

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