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UPDATE: 10/11 1:30 pm PG&E PSPS Event - Water Conservation Request Lifted

You May Resume Normal Use of Your Water and Wastewater Services

Post Date:10/11/2019 1:30 PM

 PG&E PSPS-WaterConservation-LIFTED

 WATER SYSTEM UPDATE: October 11, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.

PG&E has begun the process of restoring power throughout the county. While some EID sites are still under emergency backup power, we are beginning the process of returning to normal operations. The District feels confident in its water storage levels and is notifying you that it is okay to resume normal use of your water and wastewater services.

Unless we experience a major failure during the restoration process you should not hear from us again regarding this PSPS event.

Thank you for your conservation efforts during the PG&E outage. EID staff was able to efficiently operate water and sewer facilities using over 150 generators to power our critical facilities in part because of EID customer efforts to refrain from non-essential water use. Your patience, understanding, and actions have been greatly appreciated.


WATER SYSTEM UPDATE: October 10, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.

We would like to thank you for your continued efforts and want to assure our customers that the water has been and continues to remain safe for consumption. Our customers have been working well together in response to our call for reduced water usage and conservation during the ongoing power outage.

We still do not anticipate any water or wastewater service interruptions for the remainder of the PG&E outage; however, we are requesting that customers continue to use water sparingly as PG&E begins the task of restoring power throughout our service area.  

Once EID resumes normal operations to all facilities and our supply conditions are adequate you will receive a final message lifting the call for conservation.



WATER SYSTEM UPDATE:  October 9, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.

From all of us at EID, we would like to send a big “thank you” to our customers for your efforts so far in responding to our call for reduced water usage and conservation during the ongoing power outage.

While we do not anticipate water service loss for the remainder of the outage, we are requesting that customers continue to use water sparingly until PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff event has concluded.

You will receive a message from EID lifting the call for conservation once our supply conditions return to normal.


ORIGINAL MESSAGE: October 8, 2019 at 4:45 P.M.

EID is asking customers to prepare to conserve water during the anticipated PG&E power shutoff.

According to the most recent messages received from PG&E, power is anticipated to be shut off in our service area sometime after midnight (10/9)  under PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program.

During a PG&E PSPS event, El Dorado Irrigation District’s ability to provide water and wastewater treatment to our customers may be affected. Although many District facilities have backup power, it is limited to only meet minimum public health and safety needs. Therefore, we are asking all customers to immediately discontinue any non-essential water usage to ensure drinking water supplies and sanitary sewer services are adequate to maintain basic health and safety level service to customers throughout the duration of this emergency.

Non-essential water usage includes outdoor irrigation, running dishwashers and clothes washers, and car washing.

Even if your service location does not lose power during PG&E’s PSPS event, EID facilities providing your drinking water and/or sewer services are likely impacted.  We need everyone’s help to minimize the potential for disruptions to your service. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

We have developed a web page, PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), with information about how we have been preparing and what you need to do to reduce use of water and wastewater utilities during a called outage.

We have also developed an email notification category under our news items so that when PG&E has an outage we can notify you of where EID services are affected.  To sign up, go to our eNews Sign Up page and select the category of PG&E PSPS.

Thank you for your understanding during this time, we have all been impacted by fires and these power outage events.

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