Missing Person Investigation and EID

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On January 22, 2018, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man falling into an EID conduit pipe. Deputies responded to the area and have been unable to locate the missing person. It is believed that the man fell into EID’s Camino Conduit pipe that carries raw water from Jenkinson Lake to EID’s Reservoir “A” water treatment plant 1.5 miles away in Pollock Pines.  It is believed the man fell through an air vent in the pipe below the second dam.


EID immediately began to reduce the flows to the Reservoir “A” plant while emergency responders began the search for the missing man. The treatment plant provides water to the majority of EID’s service area, from Pollock Pines to El Dorado Hills, including the city of Placerville.


EID has initiated a call out to all customers asking for extreme conservation of water for the duration of this emergency operation. The emergency does not affect the quality of EID’s water. The conservation is to maintain adequate water supply.


The Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with EID to locate the missing person and ensure the safety of the drinking water. The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is activating in support of this situation and will be closely monitoring it. During this time, the Sheriff’s Office asks that you follow the directions by EID.


For further information on water usage, contact EID at (530) 642-4000 and www.eid.org.