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.
FAQ: What do public safety power shutoffs mean for Cal Water customers?
Despite Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Water Service Continued to Flow