For six weeks this fall, CAP will be performing large-scale preventive maintenance on the Salt River Siphon, a 21-foot diameter pipe carrying water under the Salt River located in Mesa at about the half-way point in the CAP system.
Next week (beginning Oct. 30), CAP will partially empty the Salt River Siphon and a portion of the canal will be dry in order to recoat the inside of the siphon. A strong coating protects against corrosion and erosion, which helps ensure the reliability of water deliveries for CAP’s customers. CAP has been working with customers for the past several years to prepare for this planned maintenance to ensure they receive the water they need during the outage. The partnership between SRP and CAP made this extended outage possible. SRP will be supplying water to Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler during this time.