It's Time to Get Your [Emergency] Kit Together!

video detailing how to store your own emergency supply of water
September is National Preparedness month, and that's a good reminder to make sure that you and your household are well prepared for emergencies.

One of the most important things you can do to be prepared is to have an emergency sup ply of water. Here in the Pacific Northwest, where there is a risk of a major earthquake, your emergency water supply should include enough water to sustain your entire household (pets too!) for 14 days.

Watch our how to video on how to store an emergency supply of water. Then find out what else you can do to prepare here.

Local Water Providers Are Working Together to Prepare for Emergencies

The Regional Water Providers Consortium's 20 water provider members work together to plan for events that could impact local water supplies, because their job is to make sure water is there for you when you need it - even during an emergency.

In the last 10 years, Consortium members have utilized more than $1 million in Urban Area Security Grants to conduct a regional interconnections study and to purchase emergency equipment such as portable pipe and 13 portable systems that treat and distribute water.

Find out more about how water providers are working together to prepare for emergencies.

Water Supply Plan Update Available for Review

The Consortium recently completed an update of its Regional Water Supply Plan (RWSP), and is inviting public comment via email through Friday, August 26, 2016. 
About the 2016 Update:
Unlike the 2004 RWSP update, which included a revised water demand forecast, update of source strategies, and the building of a new regional integration model, the 2016 update is much more modest in scope.

he current update summarizes and identifies changes over the past 12 years to the major sections of the RWSP with the understanding that the original RWSP and 2004 update are still relevant. The Plan's implementation strategies and policy objectives remain unchanged.

Water Providers Check Their Seismic Fitness

The Pacific Northwest, and the greater Portland metro area, isn't usually thought of as disaster prone. But, in the world of water, emergencies come in all different shapes and sizes.

It is for this reason that the
Regional Water Providers Consortium and its water provider members are focused on planning for events - small and large - that could impact local water supplies. Water providers work diligently to ensure that their water system can deliver you the water you need, when you need it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In addition, water providers are completing seismic upgrades and other projects to make water systems more resilient. Read about some of these projects
here .
Regional Water Providers Consortium
(503) 823-7528 
Serving the greater Portland metro area since 1997