PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program resulted in widespread outages in Santa Clara County, including several Valley Water facilities.
Valley Water monitored our facilities and operations closely during the first-of-its-kind event. Power has since been restored to all Valley Water facilities except for Calero Valve Yard, which remains on generator power.
No issues have been reported at any Valley Water facility due to the transition from backup power.
Valley Water was prepared for an extended power outage. All crucial facilities have on-site generators to use for backup power. This led to no significant impacts to operations during the PSPS.
Learn more about how we prepare for an extended power outage here: https://www.valleywater.org/news-events/news-releases/preparation-extended-power-outages