The theft of water is now designated the number one issue on the San Juan Ridge , this following the report of 8,000 gallons of water being stolen from the water storage tanks of the North San Juan Fire Department. Marilyn Mocium sits on the North San Juan Fire District Board.
The thieves left two thousand gallons of water behind, but Firefighters say it will take about 3 days to refill the tanks to their 10,000 gallon capacity. Mocium says, what happens if there ‘s a fire before then, like the Tyler Fire that broke out on the ridge last summer
The Superintendent of the Twin Ridges School District James Berardi says he’s mad too, 6 thousand gallons of water was recently stolen at Oak Tree School.
And earlier this summer 4,000 gallons of water was taken from the Grizzly Hill School.
During a media briefing on the water thefts at the North san Juan fire Station Today Diana Pasquini with the North San Juan Family Resource Center urged the community to report any suspicious activity.
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The water thefts are rallying the ridge community…. Ed Beckenbach, the Board Chair of the North San Juan Fire Protection District says a man drove into the fire station this morning and donated a $100 bill.