Ensuring the safety of public water supplies is Rancho Waters top priority. We have increased security of our water and wastewater systems, following recommendations from various agencies including the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). These agencies advise water and wastewater systems to guard against intrusion, review emergency response plans, and increase vigilance. The District has taken these steps and more.
Although experts say water and wastewater systems have a low relative likelihood of experiencing terrorist acts, Rancho Water has implemented additional security efforts including multi-methods of controlling access to our facilities. The District uses a multi-barrier approach to safeguard the water we provide to consumers. We continue to work with federal, state, and local law enforcement and utility organizations to assess potential threats and minimize risks. In the event of any unusual circumstances, Rancho Water would immediately cut off the water source, determine the source of the problem, and issue appropriate public notices.
For Your Personal Safety & Comfort
All District field workers should be in appropriate Rancho Water-issued uniforms and carry a District identification badge. The blue uniforms should have the District patch and employee's name. Some field workers may wear blue t-shirts with the Rancho Water logo.
For questions and/or comments please contact us.
Visit the DRAFT 2023-2027 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify local hazards, review and assess past disaster occurrences, estimate the probability of future occurrences, and set goals to mitigate potential risks to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and property from natural and man-made hazards.