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Outage Information


From time-to-time, water outages will occur. A water outage could be planned or the result of infrastructure failure. The outage may impact treated water and/or canal water customers. For planned or scheduled water outages, PCWA does its best to inform customers in advance. For additional information about your canal, see Irrigation Canal Information.

To report an emergency water outage, please call PCWA Customer Services at (530) 823-4850 24-hours a day. Our after hours phone service and standby service crews are available to assist you.

If there is an on-going water outage, up-to-date information will be posted below:

Treated Water Outages:

last updated: 2/18/2021 @ 1128


Scheduled Outages


Colfax

3/02/2021 - 3/03/2021

There is a scheduled outage for multiple services on South Auburn St. and Whitcomb Ave. in Colfax due to construction starting on 3/2/2021, Tuesday night from 8:30 pm to 6:00 am the following morning. If the work cannot be completed at this time there will be an additional outage on 3/3 from 8:30 pm to 6:00 am the following morning. Affected customers and fire agencies have been notified.

Raw Water Outages:

last updated: 2/23/2021 @ 1325


Scheduled Outages


Auburn

2/16 and 2/23/2021

We have a planned outage for the Boardman Canal (53+00 to 424+01), Freeman Canal, Auburn Pipe, and Shockley Canal due to canal lining maintenance. This outage is currently scheduled for 2/16 and 2/23/2021 starting at 5:00 am until 5:00 am the following morning. Affected customers and fire agencies will be notified.


Loomis, Rocklin, and Granite Bay

2/17 and 3/03/2021

We have a planned outage for the Boardman Canal (78+20 to 226+65) due to canal lining maintenance. This outage will also affect the Sugarloaf Canal, Mammoth Pipe, Barton Canal, Perry Canal, East Perry Canal, and the West Perry Canal. This outage is currently scheduled for 2/17 and 3/03/2021 starting at 9:00 pm until 9:00 pm the following day. Affected customers, Cal-Fire, Loomis Fir


Loomis

2/18 and 2/25/2021

We have a planned outage for portions of the Boardman Canal (421+25) and the Baughman, Laird Pump, Ferguson and Stallman Canals. This outage is currently scheduled for 2/18 and 2/25/2021 starting at 6:00 am until 1:00 am the following morning. Affected customers and fire agencies will be notified.


Loomis

2/22/2021

We have a planned outage for the Barton Canal. This outage is currently scheduled for 2/22/2021 starting at 5:30 am and will continue until 11:45 pm the same day. Affected customers and fire agencies have been notified.


Granite Bay and Loomis

2/24/2021

We have a planned outage for the Perry Canal, East Perry Canal, West Perry Canal, and Mammoth Pipeline. This outage is currently scheduled for 2/24/2021 starting at 5:30 am and will continue until 1:00 am the following morning. Affected customers, Cal-Fire, and Loomis Fire have been notified.


Penryn, Rocklin, Loomis, and Lincoln


3/01/2021

We have a planned outage for the Dutch Ravine Canal. This outage will also affect the Caperton, Antelope, Antelope Stub, Ben Franklin, Penryn, and Morgan Canals. This outage will begin at 6:00 am and will last until 7:00 am the following day (~25 hours) on both dates. Affected customers and Fire Departments/agencies will be notified.


Loomis, Rocklin, and Granite Bay

3/02 and 3/08/2021

We have a planned outage for the Boardman Canal (78+20 to 226+65) due to canal lining maintenance. This outage will also affect the Sugarloaf Canal, Mammoth Pipe, Barton Canal, Perry Canal, East Perry Canal, and the West Perry Canal. This outage is currently scheduled for 3/02/2021 and 3/08/2021 starting at 9:00 pm until 9:00 pm the following evening on both dates. Affected customers, Cal-Fire, Newcastle Fire, Penryn Fire, and South Placer Fire have been notified.


Auburn

3/04/2021

We have a planned outage for the Boardman Canal (53+00 to 424+01), Freeman Canal, Auburn Pipe, and Shockley Canal due to canal cleaning. This outage is currently scheduled for 3/04/2021 starting at 5:00 am until 5:00 am the following morning. Affected customers and fire agencies will be notified.


Alta, Alpine Meadows, Applegate, Colfax, Dutch Flat/Dutch Flat Mutual, Hether Glen, Meadow Vista, Monte Vista, Secret Town, Weimar/Weimar Water

Mondays and Thursdays starting March 8th 2021 through April 29th 2021

We have a planned outage scheduled due to canal lining maintenance for PCWA irrigation water customers in Zone 3. The outage will affect Boardman/Gold Run Pipeline, Colfax Supply Line, Boardman Canal, and the Bowman Feeder. This outage is currently scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays starting March 8th 2021 through April 29th 2021, starting at 5:00 am with an approximate recovery time of 24 hours on each day. Affected customers and Fire Departments have been notified.

Need More Assistance?

If you have specific concerns or questions, please call our Customer Services Department at (530) 823-4850.

2020 Annual PG&E Fall Canal Outage Schedule

Every year PG&E conducts it's Fall Canal Water Outage in order to perform maintenance and inspection of it's canals. To see start and end dates and to find out more information about these outages click here for the 2020 Schedule.

Consumer Guidance During Water Outages Or Periods Of Low Pressure

  1. If you are experiencing water outages or low water pressure, immediately discontinue any non-essential water use. This includes all outdoor irrigation and car washing. Minimizing use will reduce the potential for the water system to lose pressure or run out of water.
  2. If the water looks cloudy or dirty, you should not drink it. Upon return of normal water service, you should flush the hot and cold water lines until the water appears clear and the water quality returns to normal.
  3. If you are concerned about the water quality or are uncertain of its safety, you may add eight drops of household bleach to one gallon of water and let it sit for 30 minutes or alternatively, if you are able, water can be boiled for one minute at a rolling boil to ensure it is safe for consumption.
  4. Use of home treatment devices does not guarantee the water supply is safe after low pressure situations.
  5. Do not be alarmed if you experience higher than normal chlorine concentrations in your water supply since the State Water Resources Control Board is advising public water utilities to increase chlorine residuals in areas subject to low pressure or outages.
  6. The State Water Resources Control Board has also advised public water systems to increase the bacteriological water quality monitoring of the distribution system in areas subject to low pressure. This may include collecting samples in your area to confirm that the water remains safe for consumption. You will be promptly advised if the sampling reveals a water quality problem.
  7. Placer County Water Agency is committed to ensuring that an adequate quantity of clean, wholesome, and potable water is delivered to you. We recommend that you discuss the information in this notice with members of your family to assure that all family members are prepared should water outages or low water pressure occur.

If you, at any time, experience an outage or low pressure at your home or place of business please call Placer County Water Agency at (530) 823-4850. A customer service representative will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

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