Bay Area water agencies upgrading infrastructure in anticipation of catastrophic earthquake

Bay Area water agencies upgrading infrastructure in anticipation of catastrophic earthquake

Duncan Sinfield | KTVU FOX 2

Water agencies, once worried only about their own supplies and territories, now embrace mutual aid, especially for earthquakes and droughts.

East Bay Municipal Utility District is constantly evaluating all kinds of new water main and pipe design and materials for flexibility and reliability whether made of steel, cast iron, cement or plastic.

David Katzev of East Bay MUD tells KTVU “And not only do we have the Hayward Fault, we have landslides, we have liquefaction zones, we have to put pipe in the ground that’s seismic resilient.”

As pipelines age, East Bay MUD is extending many of their lives by putting a remarkable fabric-like inner lining system…(Read the full story)

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