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California Water Providers Fight Wildfire Outages With Generators

Nov. 6, 2019, 11:56 AM

California water providers are buying up generators and asking customers to cut back on showers during the intentional power outages by electric utilities trying to avoid sparking wildfires, Emily C. Dooley writes.

  • The outages are affecting rural areas like Sonoma’s wine country and sprawling urban centers like Los Angeles, where suppliers provide water for households and businesses—as well as the fire departments that are battling wildfires.
  • “It is pretty universal across the ...

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