The Lower Lake County Water System was significantly impacted by the Clayton Fire. The office is still without power and under an evacuation notice. Phil Spooner has been working under extraordinary conditions to try to reestablish water levels and pressures.
The entire water system is under a mandatory Boil Water Order.
Customers need to be aware that it takes a great deal of time and work to recover a public water system after such a devastating fire. As was experienced in the Valley Fire, further damage to water lines caused by cleanup crews and other utility agencies is unavoidable. There will be service interruptions and Boil Water Orders for some time.
Things customers can do to prepare for water outages and pressure loss are:
Remember that in a catastrophic fire such as this one, recovery is slow and painful. Everything that can be done to bring the system back to normal operating conditions is being done. Patience and cooperation from all customers will help speed the recovery process.
Source: Jan Copping, Special districts Administrator: (707) 263-0119.
Official information blog for the Lake County Office of Emergency Services