CAP: Water with turbidity a possibility north of the Valley

PHOENIX - Officials with the Central Arizona Project have warned that Tuesday's flooding may impact their water supplies.

CAP spokesman Bob Barrett told ABC15 the organization warned water providers from east and south of Interstate 17 near Dixileta that water with turbidity -- appearing cloudy due to contaminants is possible.

Barrett said the problem occurred after muddy flood waters came onto interstate 17 at Dixileta and went into the CAP canal system of the Union Hills Water Treatment Plant.

CAP said the City of Phoenix closed intakes to the Union Hills Water Treatment Plant and will use other plants to meet water needs.

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Officials are monitoring the situation from the air. 

Watch Barrett's full interview in the player above.


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