FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: East Bay Municipal Utility District: Seismic Improvement Program   [open pdf - 28KB]

Alternate Title: East Bay Seismic Program Utility District Seismic Program

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. From the document: "The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) provides water service to 1.2 million people along the east side of San Francisco Bay. Three major, active faults create a high seismic risk to EBMUD's water supply facilities. The Hayward Fault, which bisects the service area, poses the greatest threat of a major earthquake within 30 years and is one of the most active faults in the State of California. Following the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, EBMUD performed an in-depth evaluation of the seismic vulnerability of its water treatment plants, reservoirs, buildings, pipelines, tunnels, pumping plants and communication facilities. Using state-of-the-art computer models, damage estimates were made and post earthquake system performance was studied." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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