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Woolsey Fire Impacts Water System; Agency Used Generators To Keep Water Flowing During Blaze

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A Los Virgenes Municipal Water District worker makes repairs to a damaged line in the wake of the Woolsey Fire

A water district which serves parts of the Conejo Valley suffered major damage during the Woolsey Fire, but officials say they were able to keep water supplies flowing in most spots as the blaze moved through the area.

The Los Virgenes Municipal Water District suffered fire damage to its water filtration and composting facilities.

Power outages affected the system, but managers were able to borrow generators from other water agencies to stay in operation.

There were some areas whether there were localized water outages and low water pressure due to breaks, and leaks related to homes destroyed by the fire.

About 500 customers south of Westlake Village have been sent notices to temporarily boil water being used for drinking, or food preparation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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