Monday Top of the Scroll: Coronavirus: Carlsbad desal plant workers begin shelter-in-place to keep the water on
As of Friday, 10 workers are quarantined inside the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plan for the next three weeks, monitoring and adjusting gauges and switches, watching for leaks, and doing whatever is needed to safeguard San Diego County’s only significant local source of drinking water. … The “mission critical” employees will work 12-hour shifts, sleep in rented recreational vehicles in the parking lot, and be resupplied with fresh food left for them at the plant’s gate.
- News release: How DWR is continuing critical operations through ongoing public health emergency
- Centers for Disease Control: Water transmission and COVID-19
- Herald News: Water quality and supply remain unaffected by crisis, West Valley Water District says