If this is a water emergency please call
1-866-403-2683 any time.
The Bay Area has more ground movement than any other urban area in the U.S. Water supplies are essential to our daily lives. Though EBMUD continuously works to protect public health and safety by strengthening facilities and practicing strategies for recovery, a major disaster can temporarily disrupt water and sewer services.
You could experience hazards ranging from the most severe - a major regional earthquake - to landslides, flooding and wildfires.
EBMUD recommends customers take steps to be prepared:
- Store water - Store two gallons of water per person per day for at least three to seven days.
- Build an emergency kit
- Make a plan
- Stay informed
Landscape design for fire safety
Fire spreads rapidly along the ground or upward if it can move without interruption, which is why spacing and maintenance of vegetation is critical. Read our recommendations in Firescape: Landscaping to Reduce Fire Hazards, or order a free hard copy from the EBMUD online store.
|Disaster Plan Worksheet||<1 MB|
|Family Disaster Supplies and Preparedness Calendar||<1 MB|
|Firescape - Landscaping to Reduce Fire Hazard||3.3 MB|
|Wildfire Evacuation Tips||<1 MB|
|Storing Water for Emergencies - Are You Earthquake Ready?||<1 MB|
|Preparativos para un terremoto||<1 MB|
|EBMUD's Earthquake Readiness||<1 MB|
Quake-Related Web Pages
- Association of Bay Area Governments - Bay Area Earthquake Hazards Maps
- U.S. Geological Survey - Menlo Park, CA
- Federal Emergency Management Agency - Mitigation and Preparedness
- Northern California Earthquake Data Center
- Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center - U.C. Berkeley
- IRIS Consortium (Research Institutions for Seismology)
- California Division of Mines & Geology