The Yucaipa Valley Water District staff members are thoroughly trained in disaster response procedures. The District continues to renew certificates for all employees in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid. In the event of an emergency, the District will utilize a highly reliable radio and telemetry network that has been designed to operate under such conditions. This communication network will allow District employees to communicate with workers and emergency responders throughout the service area.
As we know, a reliable water supply is going to be crucial during an emergency as well as the treatment of wastewater. While we cannot absolutely guarantee our customers uninterrupted service, we can ensure them that the Yucaipa Valley Water District personnel are trained and ready to respond to emergencies rapidly and professionally.
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Hazard mitigation reduces or eliminates losses of life and property. After disasters, repairs and reconstruction are often completed in such a way as to simply restore areas to pre-disaster conditions. Such efforts expedite a return to normalcy; however, the replication of pre-disaster conditions results in a cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation helps to ensure that such cycles are broken and that post-disaster repairs and reconstruction result in a reduction in hazard vulnerability.
While we cannot prevent disasters from happening, their effects can be reduced or eliminated through well-organized public education and awareness efforts, preparedness and mitigation.
The Yucaipa Valley Water District has updated our Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan details the risks of both natural and manmade hazards in our service area and includes programs and projects that can help reduce the exposure of District residents and businesses should an event occur. An approved Plan also makes the District eligible for federal pre-disaster and post-disaster assistance.