Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Rancho California Water District is updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to better prepare for emergencies and establish guidelines for mitigating hazards resulting from natural and man-made disasters.

The LHMP helps to:

• Foster local, state and federal partnerships for hazard mitigation

• Promote more resilient and sustainable communities, and

• Reduce the costs associated with disaster response and recovery by promoting hazard mitigation activities

The LHMP is one of several activities in Rancho California Water District’s role as a water and sewer provider that help to ensure water and wastewater services to its customers.

The Rancho California Water District will submit plans to Riverside County Emergency Management Department who will forward to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES) for review prior to being submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In addition, we will wait to receive an “Approval Pending Adoption” letter from FEMA before taking the plan to our local governing bodies for adoption. Upon approval, the Rancho California Water District will insert the signed resolution.

Customers and stakeholders are able to comment on the LHMP prior to its submission. Comments will be accepted through June 12, 2017, and can be submitted here.