Seismic Considerations for Water Distribution Resiliency in California

Water and the apparent ease in which it is conveyed is the foundation of California’s urban communities, and water distribution systems are essential lifelines for their survival. These systems are vitally important to respond and recover from significant natural disasters including wildfires and earthquakes. California ratepayers have approved significant investment in the last decade to improve urban water systems’ seismic survivability, primarily focusing on water storage and conveyance system vulnerabilities.

Find out the potential impacts California may suffer as a result of a large seismic event.

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