Power Shutoffs: What California Water Providers Should Know

11.19.2020
Daily Journal

Willis Hon and Tara Paul authored the article “Power Shutoffs: What California Water Providers Should Know” (subscription required) for the Daily Journal, California’s leading daily legal news source.

In article, Willis and Tara examine how water systems—which rely heavily on electricity to pump, treat and deliver safe drinking water to customers—have been impacted as catastrophic wildfires in California have led to an increased use of public safety power shutoff (PSPS) as a means for electric utilities to mitigate the risk of their infrastructure causing wildfires. They also outline numerous resources tailored for public water systems to help plan and prepare for future PSPS events.

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