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Water system malfunction caused pandemonium for fire crews

Original post made on Feb 4, 2023

An issue with Palo Alto's water-pressure system set off at least 24 false fire-alarm calls in rapid succession throughout the city in late January, forcing dispatchers and emergency crews to scramble.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 4, 2023 at 8:35 am

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Hmmm, is there any connection to this and the long response to the fire in Midtown?

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 4, 2023 at 9:56 am

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A lot of road work and excavation was in process at the intersection of Loma Verde and Middlefield where the fire broke out in the midtown shopping area. Possibly the job of digging up the street triggered other issues where water, gas lines, and drainage are involved. The Cleaners where the fire started uses a lot of water and power to run the cleaning equipment. Just a coincidence that it all happened at the same time?

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Feb 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

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Excellent question, Bystander. Funny how the fault always lies elsewhere whether it's water pressure or traffic lights or traffic delays (which of course back up onto our own streets).

But sure, let's keep pushing aggressive NEW agendas for forced electrification and costly Fiber to the home.

Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 4, 2023 at 10:54 am

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And yet we are asked to accept that Palo Alto's infrastructure can support the existing nighttime population, a day-time population that is multiples of that, plus the growth that ABAG and Sacramento are demanding happen here. And much of the housing legislation allows developers to get around uniform development standards. This is NUTS!

Posted by Barron Park Denizen
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 5, 2023 at 4:36 pm

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Online Name and Annette, right on....

Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 6, 2023 at 2:57 pm

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Was it caused by the ghost of David Bowie?

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