Prepare For a Disaster

Do You KnowStreet Intersection After a Natural Disaster

  • Depending on it’s efficiency, it takes 1.5 to 3 gallons to flush a toilet?
  • You should store a half-gallon of drinking water per family member per day for an emergency?
  • A dog requires 2 ounces of water per pound/per day. A 50 pound dog would require 2.5 liters/10.5 cups/0.6 gallons per day?

Please store enough water for a minimum of three days, preferably longer!

Past Natural Disasters

The wind storm of December, 2006 took out a lot of the power grids in our area. Some people were without power for eight days. Our facilities have auxiliary power generators so water and wastewater kept flowing, but that may not always be the case. In the event of a major earthquake, damage to our distribution system could cause you to be without service. How long could you stay in your house without running water?

Using Stored Water

Please prepare! Water is not only for drinking. You will need it for:

  • Cleaning 
  • Cooking 
  • Personal Hygiene 
  • Pets

Ways to Store Water

  • Store tap water yourself. Check our brochure to see how to do it safely.
  • Buy bottled water and rotate it annually. All water bottles, whether individually packaged in a case or in larger jugs purchased at a store, are BPA free.

Preparedness Video Clips

Trees and Roadway After a Natural DisasterThis series of "How To" video clips demonstrates easy step-by-step instructions to help you in the event of a disaster.