Potential PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff
PG&E has notified Soquel Creek Water District that potential power shutoff may occur starting Wednesday and last through Friday. If power is shut off all customers must abide by the Short-Term Stage 5 Critical Water Shortage emergency measures. These measures include no outdoor irrigation, no vehicle washing, no exterior washing of any kind, no water use for aesthetic purposes, and no filling of pools or hot tubs.
What can you do?
Before a PSPS event:
- Make sure your contact information is updated with SqCWD and your local energy company.
- Store a minimum of two gallons of water per person per day, enough to last three to seven days, and don’t forget your pets. The more water you can store, the better.
- Identify your unique/critical water needs and plan ahead.
- Clear property of excess, dead and highly flammable vegetation. Trim grass and vegetation at least 30 feet around your home.
- If you have a backup generator, test it and ensure it’s ready to operate safely.
If you are affected by a PSPS event:
- Minimize water use during an event to leave as much water in the reservoirs as possible for firefighting.
- Shut off irrigation.
- Reduce indoor water use.
Stay tuned; there will be ongoing updates available through social media, news media and on SqCWD’s website.
For more information visit our website at soquelcreekwater.org/psps