In the event of an earthquake, will you have enough drinking water?The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) operates the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, which provides high-quality drinking water to 2.6 million residents and businesses across four Bay Area counties. The SFPUC is making the investment to seismically upgrade regional water facilities, tunnels, and pipelines. However, it is important for you to know that smaller pipelines leading to your home might be damaged in an earthquake. As a result, water from your tap may be unavailable for up to 72 hours or longer.
To prepare for an emergency:
Keep a 3-day water supply just in case!
• Each family member needs 1 gallon per day
• Store tap water in food-grade plastic containers; replace every 6 months
• Store bottled water in the original sealed containers; replace according to expiration date.
If your supply runs out, you can treat your water!
• Boil it for 3 minutes, or disinfect it by adding regular household bleach
• Add 8 drops of bleach per gallon of water
• Shake or stir then let it stand for 30 minutes
For more tips, view our emergency preparedness website: http://www.sfwater.org/beprepared
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Please join us on Monday, April 23rd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an informational Open House on the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Come by any time to find out more about the construction at Harry Tracy and other Water System Improvement Program projects. The event takes place at the San Bruno Recreation Center Community Room. Drop in for coffee and refreshments and meet the project team!
Event: Neighborhood Open House on the Harry Tracy project
Date: Monday, April 23
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Arrive any time!
Location: San Bruno Recreation Center, Community Room
Work continues on the new Treated Water Reservoir that is being relocated away from the San Andreas Fault. Pile driving for the new foundation is set to begin on April 19th and wrap up in May, weekdays only. The work is located near Highway 280, and is not expected to disturb the neighborhood.
Please call us 24-hours a day with any questions about the work at (866) 973-1476!
Posted by SFPUC Communications at 3:26 PM