Due to the forecasted extreme weather conditions in Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has notified the City of Vallejo Water Department of impacts to the Lakes Water System due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E has indicated that the power shutoff will begin on Saturday, October 26. The expected date for restoration of PG&E power has not been determined.
Though the power shutoff will impact the Lakes Water System facilities, the City’s Water Department is prepared to continue to deliver drinking water services to Lake Water System customers. Proactive actions taken by the Water Department include securing emergency generators for pump stations, developing generator refueling plans, and scheduling 24-hour staffing with 12-hour shifts. The Department has also filled reservoirs and tanks for Lakes Water System, and for the Vallejo system, should the PSPS impact service within City limits.
During regular business hours, customers may direct water-related questions to (707) 648-4307. For water-related afterhours emergencies only, call (707) 553-7252.
PG&E implements its PSPS program to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire ignitions. PG&E reports that sustained winds above 45 mph can cause damage to the lower-voltage distribution systems, and that winds above 50 mph can cause damage to higher-voltage transmission equipment. Wildfires can also be caused by trees being knocked into live power lines during conditions of high winds and low humidity.
Though Vallejo is not identified as a city impacted by the PG&E shutoff, the City advises the following:
- For concerns regarding power outages, contact PG&E directly, through their 24-Hr Power Outage Main Line at 1-800-743-5002. Please, not to call 911 to report outages.
- Enroll to receive automated call notifications by calling 1-877-9000-PGE or sign up for text alerts, by texting “ENROLL” to 97633.
- Review “The Power of Being Prepared” checklist.