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Copperopolis Water Treatment Plant is Offline; CCWD Urges All Copperopolis Customers to Limit Water Use

UPDATE 7:45 a.m. Friday – CCWD continues to urge customers to conserve water in Copperopolis. While CCWD’s water treatment plant did come back online at about 3 a.m. Friday thanks to a backup generator provided by PG&E, CCWD needs all customers in Copperopolis to continue conserving water until PG&E restores power to all of Copperopolis.

8:45 p.m. Thursday – Thanks to the tireless work of CCWD staff in coordination with PG&E, a new backup generator has been secured for our water treatment plant in Copperopolis. However, we are still urging all customers in Copperopolis to conserve water at this time, even if power has been restored to your homes. We need time to bring the water treatment plant back online and fill up the water storage tanks serving the Copperopolis community. We will post updates on our website and Facebook Friday morning to provide an update to the community. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

For more information, contact the CCWD Customer Service Department at (209) 754-3543 or

Update 5 p.m. Thursday: Power is still out in Copperopolis, and CCWD continues to urge customers to only use water when absolutely necessary. CCWD is working on bringing in a replacent generator to allow the water treatment plant to come back on.

The backup generator at CCWD’s Copperopolis water treatment plant failed last night, which means the treatment plant is offline. CCWD crews are doing everything possible to get it back online today, but we don’t yet know how long the plant will be offline. CCWD filled all treated water storage tanks in Copperopolis last night but storage is limited. Under normal conditions CCWD’s treated water storage can meet the community’s demand for about 24 hours. If fire hydrants are needed for emergency response the water will not last nearly that long. CCWD is asking all CCWD customers in Copperopolis to use water only when absolutely necessary. For more information, contact CCWD at 209-754-3543 or visit or our facebook page.

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