A 360-Degree View

Posted on Sep 3, 2020

A 360-Degree View

California Water Service

A 360-Degree View to Preparing for Wildfires

Cal Water takes a 360-degree view to comprehensively prepare for wildfire season. This includes:

Coordinating with First Responders: Developing and maintaining relationships and communication with local fire agencies and also electric companies, in case of a fire or Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).

Reducing Fire Risk at Facilities: Managing vegetation at Cal Water facilities.

Installing and Securing Power Generators: Installing permanent power generators at critical points in the water system. And, obtaining backup portable generators and ensuring fuel is available in the event a PSPS occurs and Cal Water must run systems on generator power.

Preparing Staff to Respond: Training and equipping personnel company-wide to support our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and provide additional boots-on-the-ground resources, in case the EOC is activated in any of Cal Water’s service areas.

Caring for our Customers: Educating and communicating with customers, so they know how Cal Water is taking acting and how they can also be prepared.

Learn more:

FAQ: What do public safety power shutoffs mean for Cal Water customers?

Despite Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Water Service Continued to Flow

Firefighter Grant Program

Cal Water’s Care Station welcomes customers back to Lucern after the Mendocino Complex Fire mandatory evacuations.
A water tender fills the hydrant in front of Cal Water’s Lucerne Treatment Plant to transport water to fight the Mendocino Complex Fire.