Emergency Preparedness

Firefighting on EBMUD lands

IF THIS IS A WATER EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 1-866-403-2683 ANYTIME.

Water emergencies may include open hydrants, main breaks, or other EBMUD water-related emergencies.

Emergency Preparedness

The San Francisco Bay Area has more ground movement than any other urban area in the United States. Reliable 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 a quick recovery, a major disaster can temporarily disrupt water and sewer services. You could experience a variety of hazards ranging from the most severe - a major regional earthquake - to localized landslides, flooding and wildfires.

EBMUD recommends customers take some simple steps to be prepared for an emergency:

  • store water
  • build an emergency kit
  • make a plan
  • stay informed

Here are more emergency preparedness resources:

Earthquake Safety and Emergency Preparedness Links

EBMUD Prepares

EBMUD is internationally recognized for its proactive seismic improvements of facilities in its service area, as well as stregthening vulnerable portions of aqueducts, dams and Sierra reservoirs. The District also works closely with other agencies on emergency responses planning and hazard mitigation.