“The time is now to implement extreme water conservation measures at home and work to reduce the demand on the critically low reservoir,” said Elizabeth Salomone, General Manager of Russian River Flood Control.
“PG&E has been working to evade effective oversight and accountability at every step along the way.”
“According to the Common Ground Alliance’s damage information reporting tool, an underground utility line is damaged every nine minutes in the United States. This adds up to more than 200,000 preventable hits to underground utility lines nationwide annually.”
“The virtual safety town hall will feature a brief presentation and an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback.”
“The work is scheduled for the following Thursday, April 1, 2021. A partial lane closure is necessary and anticipated between 7:30 am – 12:00 pm to thru traffic, and no parking will be permitted in the work zone.”
Over 8,000 residents from the Covelo and Laytonville areas all the way north to Fort Seward, Petrolia and Redcrest are without power this morning. According to PG&E’s Outage Map, the rural areas went dark about 3:40 a.m.
“The State Water Board staff has indicated that without a significant and immediate increase in rain resulting in substantial improvement of storage levels in the local reservoirs, they may need to take action this spring to protect water rights and other beneficial uses such as ensuring adequate flows for salmon.”
“The water leak was first reported around 6:00 am this morning. Critical facilities, such as the hospital and dialysis clinic have been notified. Water customers may be impacted throughout the morning and possibly into the afternoon.”
There seems to be conflicting information offered by the PG&E outage site with the outage description stating that only one customer is affected yet the area of the outage is colored yellow on the map which the key indicates means 50-499 customers are affected.
“If balloons—particularly metallic ones—come into contact with overhead power lines, they can disrupt electric service, cause significant property damage and potentially result in serious injuries.”