Water & Utilities Restoration
Gas & Electric
Pacific Gas & Electric is the major service provider for residents in the unincorporated areas of Placer County. For more information about how PG&E can help with the rebuild and recovery phase, please call 800-743-5000, email [email protected] or visit pge.com/wildfirerecovery and pge.com/consumer-protections.
Placer County Water District - Water Filling Station
PCWA has set up a temporary water filling station for customers affected by the River Fire and in need of water for cleaning and drinking purposes. This water filling station will be attached to a fire hydrant located near Colfax High School. Water trucks are prohibited from pulling water from the hydrant. If you have any questions, please contact customer services at 530-823-4850.
If you have a private domestic well and it has been damaged, it may have been exposed to potential contamination and can contaminate surrounding groundwater if not repaired properly. Fire can damage the well casing, electrical conduits and piping. DO NOT use the water for consumption which includes drinking, cooking, dishwashing, oral hygiene, hand washing, bathing and pets. If your well appears damaged it will likely need to be repaired by a qualified professional and properly disinfected. Please contact Placer County Environmental Health to discuss your well along with potential disinfection and testing requirements. You can contact Placer County Environmental Health at (530) 745-2300 or at [email protected].
Fire could have damaged your septic system. The damage could have occurred to the piping between the house and the septic tank, from the septic tank to the leach field or to the septic tank lids. Damage sometimes occurs from heavy equipment such as backhoes and bulldozers used to fight the fire or to clean up debris. The repairs to the system must be done by qualified professionals as per Placer County Environmental Health Division requirements. If your septic tank was damaged, please contact Placer County Environmental Health at (530) 745-2300 or at [email protected].
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