Advisory: City of Placerville's drinking water continues to be Safe

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

The City of Placerville’s drinking water has not been compromised in any way and is safe to drink.

Cleve Morris, City Manager writes:

Placerville, CA – Recent media reports have stated that due to the storm, there have been sewage releases that have contaminated the City’s drinking water system. This is not true. 

There have been releases from the Sewer Treatment Plant and one other location along Hangtown Creek, near Placerville Drive, that consist primarily of storm water but may have contained some wastewater also. The release at the plant was a controlled release and was done in coordination with the State Water Quality Control Board. Hangtown Creek is not used by the City for drinking water.

The City of Placerville’s drinking water has Not been compromised in any way and is safe to drink. The City continues to monitor the storm and the issues at our Sewer Treatment Plant and will take necessary corrective action.

If you have concerns or observe other issues that concern you, please contact the Police Department non-emergency phone number at 530-642-5280. As always, if you encounter an emergency that is a threat to public health and safety, please call 911.

M. Cleve Morris