ARTICLE. Coastside County Water District’s Staff considered the outage to be a good drill for testing the District’s emergency preparedness, but also took away a few lessons learned for the future, as well.
To: Coastside County Water District Board of Directors
From: Mary Rogren, Assistant General Manager
Agenda: October 15, 2019 Report Date: October 11, 2019
Subject: Assistant General Manager’s Report
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown On Monday, October 7, the District was contacted by PG&E of an imminent power shutdown occurring in the next 48 hours due to gusty winds and dry conditions. In preparation for the power shutdown, District staff topped off our water tanks and diesel tanks (for our generators) and reviewed operational protocols.
The power was shutoff from 11:15 PM Wednesday, October 9 to 5:00 PM Thursday, October 10.
During the shutoff, the District seamlessly transitioned over to generator power at the Nunes Water Treatment Plant, water tanks, District office and other facilities. We continued to treat water from Pilarcitos Reservoir, and we were also able to turn on Crystal Springs Pump Station as the power wasn’t impacted. Water service continued “business as usual” for our customers without any issues.
Staff considered the outage to be a good drill for testing the District’s emergency preparedness, but also took away a few lessons learned for the future as well.