Following a big earthquake or if a pipe bursts in your neighborhood, you may be out of water. Our crews work fast, but repairs on broken pipes take time. One of the most important things you can do to prepare for emergencies—big or small—is having enough water stored for you, your family and pets.
This year, a 123-year-old pipe emerged in Oakland. Underground since 1893, it was still delivering water to customers. While pipes this old are rare, many parts of our system date back to the 1920s and 1940s when cast iron was the prime pipe material of its time.