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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/23/2020 08:39 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/23/2020 08:39 PM
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Calaveras Public Utilities Urge Water Conservation Due to PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Potential October 25 into October 27

San Andreas, CA...Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that there is a Public Safety Power Shutoff Potential from Sunday, October 25 into Tuesday, October 27 and could remain off for as long as five days. Water and sewer utilities across Calaveras County are jointly urging customers to conserve water and only use it for critical health and safety needs during PG&E’s planned Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).

While most county water and sewer utilities have backup generators for key infrastructure facilities, indoor and outdoor water conservation will help lessen the load on these generators during power outages, as well as reducing the negative impacts of possible generator failures, such as loss of water treatment capacity or sewage spills. Utilities urge customers to avoid any unnecessary uses of water, including watering lawns and outdoor landscaping, washing vehicles, filling swimming pools, washing off hardscapes, flushing toilets after every use, washing clothes, running the dishwasher and taking baths or long showers.

County residents should also be aware that small electric septic tank pumps will not function during power outages (unless a home backup generator is hooked up) and septic tanks could overflow. Even some homes that are connected to a sewer collection system use septic tank pump systems or grinder pump systems, which require power to function. It is very important to conserve water that will enter the septic tank, including water used in sinks, toilets, showers, washers, etc. Sewage grinder pump tanks have essentially no storage at all and could overflow even with very little water usage. Residents in that situation would have to stop the flow of water immediately.
Utilities urge all county residents to be prepared for tonight’s planned power shutdown by visiting for detailed information.

For more information from PG&E on this PSPS event, go to or call 800-743-5002.

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Posted on: 2020-10-24 05:53:35   By: Anonymous
Get your act together CCWD and make sure you have the power with generators to supply our water. This company must be managed by a bunch of Democrats since they don't know how to their jobs right.

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    Posted on: 2020-10-24 08:46:50   By: Anonymous
    PG&E is regulated by the PUC. The Public Utilities Commission. Members of the PUC are appointed by the Governor. Therefor these PSPS events are a direct result of California's failed liberal policies. The blame lies firmly at the feet of Governor Newsome and Governor Brown. Now Biden and Harris want to make these same policies nation wide.

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      Posted on: 2020-10-24 10:36:03   By: Anonymous
      We at PG&E would like to thank you for all constructive criticism that helps us to do our job in a professional and safe manner. As our Governor says all the time, this is because of climate change, so too bad, just deal with it. Bytch and moan all you want.
      PS: Like your Governor raising taxes, we now need to raise your rates. Did we tell you it's because of climate change? Your rates will be retroactive to the first time Newsom used " Climate Change" as an excuse for not using more money and man power in our rural communities, since the majority of you are conservatives.

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        Posted on: 2020-10-25 05:46:38   By: Anonymous
        It's not climate change but global warming. The Democrats need to get their act together and make California safe from wildfires!

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Posted on: 2020-10-24 09:24:36   By: Anonymous
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    Posted on: 2020-10-25 08:31:46   By: Anonymous
    Calaveras is off the list. No psps.

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