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Emergency Preparedness

The District is committed to being prepared for all types of natural disasters.  Below are a list a resources the District has to help protect our water system, however in the event of a major earthquake we recommend that you have stored a minimum of a 72 hour supply of drinking water (1 gallon per person per day).

District Resources:

  • Tow behind generators - to power booster stations or wells during power outages

  • Temporary main line trailer - to help jump broken sections of water main after an earthquake

  • Water distribution stations - should we experience a major earthquake, water will be available at strategic points throughout our system.

  • Reverse call system - to notify our customers of water outages or water quality issues

  • Heavy equipment - repair broken mains and service lines

  • 24/7 employees - employees are on call 24/7 to help respond to minor or major emergencies

  • Mutual aid support - in the event of a major emergency VOMWD can request resources from other agencies throughout the state.

District's response to 2017 Firestorm

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