Councilwoman Sherri Lightner made good use of Facebook during the power outage, posting several messages throughout Thursday night and two more Friday morning.
She reported just before 8 a.m. that beaches north of Scripps Pier to Cardiff would be closed for the next two days. Beaches will be closed for at least two days from Scripps Pier north to Cardiff while we test water contaminated by sewage spills due to pump failure during the outage.
She also posted this advisory on a boil water order, resulting from a drop in water pressure at two pumping stations.
"SCRIPPS RANCH: North of Miramar Lake, south of Scripps Poway Pkwy, west of city boundary and east of I-15.
"OTAY MESA: North of I-905, east of I-805, west of Brown Field, south of city boundary.
"RANCHO BERNARDO: East of Hwy 15, north of Bernardo Hts Pkwy, west of city boundary and south of RB Road
"SAN CARLOS: East of Golfcrest, north of Navajo, east of Lake Murray and west of city boundary
"TIERRASANTA: South of 52, west of city boundary, east of Santo Rd. and north of Clairemont Mesa Rd.
"LA JOLLA: West of 5, north to La Jolla Parkway.
"FLOWER HILL MALL: North of Via de la Valle, east of I-5, west of city boundary.
"COLLEGE AREA: Hwy 8 east of Fairmont and 54th, north of Hwy 94 and west to 70th St.
"Tests will be done at 30 sampling sites over the next 24 hours to ensure no contamination occurred as a result of the drop in water pressure due to power outages at two pump stations. Expect this order to last until early Sunday."
(Calls also went out throughout the city over the emergency ReadySanDiego alert system on the advisory. The advice is to boil water for at least one minute before using it. To sign up for the alerts go to
For updates, Lightner advises checking her Facebook page or going to
"You do not need a Twitter account to view the updates from my account," the councilwoman noted.