Above-ground utilities are community fire hazards for many reasons. They have an increased risk of falling during high wind, causing sparks from malfunctioning components, and high combustibility due to wooden materials. Many utility poles were destroyed during the Camp Fire, creating an opportunity to underground all of Paradise’s utilities. This project is led by PG&E.
Undergrounding utilities such as internet and phone lines will provide residents and businesses with stronger, lightning-fast connections, less disruption of service, and improved communication. It will also provide a safer infrastructure for service distribution.
Undergrounding of utilities has already begun, with estimated completion throughout the Town in 2025.
This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise. Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.
Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.