How SVWD is Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

During the 2019 wildfire season (through November), PG&E may turn off electricity in designated areas when extreme fire danger conditions are forecasted (such as Red Flag Warnings, low humidity, high winds, and dry conditions). The specific areas and number of affected customers will depend on weather conditions and which circuits PG&E turns off for public safety. 

Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD/District) has an action plan should the area lose power. While PSPS is focused on high fire-threat areas, outages could affect any of the District’s water facilities and may last several hours or multiple days, depending on weather conditions and power restoration efforts.

Find out more about SVWD's plans and what you can do to prepare by visiting our Public Safety Power Shutoff page, here.

To view or download the Public Safety Power Shutoff Handout, click here.