School Would Be Forced To Send Kids Home If School Was In Session
Kids may not be in class, but the problem remains. Walker-Butte K-8 is suffering from such low water pressure that toilets will not flush. With kids returning to class as early as July 18th, the ongoing water issues are getting worse. The water utility may end up directly damaging the education of the children within the San Tan Valley area. If schools were to be in session today, Walker-Butte would be forced to send the students home due to the lack of water availability
At this point, if the low water pressure does not improve, FUSD is unsure how they are going to open. This means education of San Tan Valley children are forced to take a back seat to a utility company that seems to be incapable of providing even basic services to the area. The water utility may end up directly damaging the education of the children within the San Tan Valley area.
This comes just a day after fire hydrant inspections show water pressure to be far below minimum requirements from by many municipality guidelines and drastically below the desired PSI from Rural Metro. Additionally, Magma Ranch II residents were without water for over 48 hours this past weekend.
FUSD is currently speaking with other schools within their school district to determine if additional schools are suffering from low water pressure that may prevent them from opening when the school year begins in two weeks. Calls to ADEQ have been made and San Tan Times will update the community as more information becomes available.