Breaks in major line repaired, water pressure returning to normal

Friday November 21, 2014

Work to repair a broken water began this morning about 8:30am on Lincoln Ave near California Boulevard. Underground work in the westbound lanes is impacting traffic. Use alternate routes throughout the day to avoid delays. Repairs have been completed on water line breaks near Sheehy Court-Devlin Road and Browns Valley Road-Laurel Street and customers in areas affected by these breaks over the last week should see water pressure returning to normal.

One-stop location for all earthquake recovery needs

UPDATED Tuesday November 25, 2014

The centralized location for all earthquake recovery information and resources is the Napa Local Assistance Center (NapaLAC), located at 301 First Street. Information on hours, services available, and much more will be found at Through this website, you can access information and online applications for FEMA and the SBA, the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, and information on social services and much more. (Permits issued by the City of Napa can be obtained at the Community Services Building, 1600 First Street.) The NapaLAC Call Center number is 707-258-7829.

VINE food drive helps Food Bank

Wednesday November 12, 2014

November 17 through November 21, riders of the VINE bus system who bring canned food to donate to the Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank will get to ride the bus for free. Please do not bring expired foods and or foods in glass containers. The VINE operates bus service within all the communities of the Napa Valley and has express services to Sonoma, Fairfield and BART in the East bay. 

New water line break - water service continues to be impacted

UPDATED Friday November 14, 2014 4:30PM

As one major water line break was resolved, another has occurred on a major line in the City of Napa. Repairs have been completed on the break near Soscol Ferry Road but a new break has appeared on the same line near the intersection of Highways 12 and 29. Crews are now responding to this break, while repairs on the break near Laurel and Browns Valley Road are still underway. Both breaks are not expected to be fully repaired before Friday, November 21. Until both breaks are repaired, some customers in the affected area of eastern Browns Valley, along Foster Road and west of Foster Road may continue to experience low water pressure or intermittent water service. If you live in the impacted area, please turn off irrigation and avoid unnecessary water usage, especially during peak demand times of 6 to 10 am and 5 to 9 pm. There is no impact on water quality and the water supply remains safe for all purposes, but an alternate supply is available from the water station set up on the north side of Century Oaks Park. It is fairly certain that these water line problems are a delayed result of damage from the August 24 South Napa Quake, which caused more than 150 immediate breaks in the Napa water system. Crews are working as quickly as possible to complete these complicated repairs using both City and contractor crews and equipment. If you do not see work taking place at any given site, it means that either materials have been ordered or a transfer between City/Contractor responsibilities is being made. Your patience is appreciated.

Public meeting on Linda Vista Bridge studies

Thursday October 30, 2014

The City of Napa Public Works Department will hold a community outreach meeting for the Linda Vista Bridge Over Napa Creek Project on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School Street. As directed by the City Council at last year’s budget hearings, the Public Works Department has completed property surveys and an alignment study to determine the feasibility of constructing a street connection between Robinson Lane and the Lone Oak Avenue/Linda Vista Avenue intersection. The purpose of this outreach meeting is to present the results of the alignment study, explain the next steps in the process and answer related questions. This meeting will provide the community with a preview of the material that will be presented in a report to the City Council at an upcoming public hearing.

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