VIDEO. Assistant General Manager, Mary Rogren, reports on how Coastside County Water District is positioning themselves for PG&E safety shut downs for fire emergencies.
CCWD has 8 million gallons stored. CCWD usage per day is 1.5 million gallons. 4 million gallons are always reserved for fire fighting response. That means CCWD has a minimum of 3 days of water. General Manager, Dave Dickson, says a lot of electric water appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, insta -hot) won’t work and water demand will go down.
CCWD staff on 8/1/19 went to the PG&E event at the Mavericks Event Center, where they met their PG&E Rep. By call the next day, CCWD staff went over the PG&E notification protocol, aiming for 48-hours notice. They also reviewed their understanding of the PG&E circuits that run CCWD equipment, and what to expect in a power outage.
CCWD is an essential/priority use customer and will have their power turned on first.
All CCWD customers are gravity fed, except El Granada Highlands and Pillar Ridge Manufactured Home Park.
8/13/19 Meeting ~ Have a Listen.