My house was not affected by the fire, but my well pump and electrical connections were damaged. Can I live in my home and have my well repaired?

The installation or repair of a well should not impact the eligibility of the destroyed structure for PPDR, provided the well repair work does not impact the ash footprint (spread it around, expand it, or otherwise complicate cleanup). 

However, please remember that any impacted area of your property that was burned by the wildfire with residual ash and debris, will be considered hazardous. Per the County Public Health officer declared public health emergency and Order deem all wildfire properties a hazard to human health and welfare. If the repair activities do not disrupt the footprint of the wildfire damage – meaning the activity further pushes, spreads, expands, or otherwise complicates the clean up for the remaining part of your property, this may make your property ineligible for the PPDR. 

Show All Answers

1. What are the debris clean up phases?
2. What is Phase I?
3. What is Phase II?
4. How long does it take to get through Phase I and Phase II?
5. Can I be on site when Phase I and Phase II debris removal operations are being conducted?
6. I have valuables or items of personal sentiment that I want to search for, as my home was completely damaged. Can I go onto my property and search for these items prior to Phase I?
7. My house was completely damaged/total loss, what are my next steps?
8. Why does the County need my insurance information in order to be part of the Private Property Debris Removal program (PPDR)?
9. We have several acres of trees that burned in the fire, will the Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program remove the damaged trees?
10. The insurance wants to pick up the cars after the DTSC sweep. How do we arrange for the pick-up to occur after DTSC comes in. Does the VIN have to first be reported to the Sheriff’s office, will it ma
11. My property does not have any electricity, and I want to run a generator, can I do this prior to cleanup by the State?
12. . Can I put a travel trailer on the property and have a maintenance agreement with a septic pumper?
13. What if there is a burned-out bridge on another parcel or my own parcel and I cannot access my property?
14. What are items that are not covered under State funded cleanup and that will be the responsibility of the owner to remove?
15. If a main home is standing, but outbuildings are destroyed, can work be done to disconnect the electrical panels of the outbuildings without making the owner ineligible for State funded cleanup?
16. Can I live in my house, while still opting into the State program?
17. My home is a total loss; however, our well pump is operational, and septic is running/no damage. Is it ok to live in a travel trailer on the property?
18. My house was not affected by the fire, but my well pump and electrical connections were damaged. Can I live in my home and have my well repaired?
19. If I choose to clean up my property, who will be checking that it was done correctly?
20. Who will confirm that all of the requirements for the private property opt-out process have been completed?
21. Can a person who has been residing at the property fill out the opt in form if we cannot locate the legal owner?
22. Is 120 sq ft still the size of a qualifying structure for State funded cleanup? And is it still true that if you have a qualifying structure that smaller structures will also be removed?
23. If I have a fuel tank upon my property, for my personal use, like a diesel fuel tank, will DTSC remove this tank during Phase I?
24. When can I schedule an Onsite Soils Evaluation?