Claims: Valley Fire Clean-Up Caused Damage

Claims are being made about the clean-up from the Valley fire on Cobb Mountain may have caused more damage…

The Starview Water System on Cobb Mountain was heavily damaged from the Valley Fire, and lost more than 130 customers and a large amount of infrastructure. The Record Bee is reporting, the Lake County Special Districts Administrator Mark Dellinger says, debris and tree removal efforts caused further destruction to the remaining piping, forcing outages in service and boil-water advisories to some of the 14 remaining customers in the network. He says, it was due to heavy machinery used by debris removal crews contracted by CalRecycle, running over or digging up lines or other items and the falling of trees by contractors of PG&E. Special Districts repaired the damaged pipes, but the reimbursement of those costs are now an issue.