A Proactive Approach

Posted on Sep 3, 2020

A Proactive Approach

San Gabriel Valley Water Company

A Proactive Approach to Wildfire Preparedness

Though San Gabriel Valley Water Company (SGVWC) has only small portions of both water systems in wildfire hazard zones, they are proactive in preparing for wildfire. Actions include working with Southern California Edison to identify electrical circuits that could interrupt water service to wildfire zones. SGVWC also has backup generators installed at key sites, as well as portable generators to power smaller, single well sites, if needed. During hot, dry weather, SGVWC ensures reservoirs are filled, inspects emergency standby generators to make sure they are operating properly, and increases water system monitoring.