Attached Photo: Crews repair the 36-inch water main that supplies water to one of the reservoirs for the Joint Water Commission Cities of Crystal, Golden Valley, and New Hope.
Water Restrictions Lifted For Crystal, Golden Valley and New Hope
Golden Valley, Minn. – Effective today, July 3, the Joint Water Commission (JWC) of Crystal, Golden Valley and New Hope is lifting all water use restrictions implemented following a June 22 water main break on a 36-inch-diameter pipe that serves the JWC’s reservoir in Crystal.
The break on the 36-inch water main occurred in Robbinsdale, creating a large sinkhole. Crews have completed repairs to the water main, and the Crystal reservoir is now back in use. With reservoirs in Golden Valley and Crystal both fully operational, the JWC system is capable of supplying water to its customers, including peak demand of summer water uses such as lawn irrigation, etc.
The JWC purchases wholesale water from the city of Minneapolis for distribution to customers in the cities of Crystal, Golden Valley and New Hope. It has been in existence since the early 1960s. The JWC thanks Hennepin County, and the cities of Robbinsdale and Brooklyn Center for their assistance in responding to the water main break.