Water Pumping Plant Supplying Thousands Shutting Down

POSTED: 10:55 PM Oct 09 2012   UPDATED: 10:56 PM Oct 09 2012
Sacramento River
Bella Vista, Palo Cedro, Calif. -

People living in north-eastern Shasta County are being asked to conserve their water Wednesday.

The Bella Vista Water District says the Wintu Pumping Plant on the Sacramento River will be turned off from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

That will let PG&E replace power poles.

Customers are being asked to cut back on their use including outdoor watering to make sure there's a reserve for firefighters.

An estimated 16,000 people will be affected in Bella Vista and Palo Cedro.