WILL THIS NEW DRINKING WATER PIPELINE SYSTEM BE EQUIPPED TO HANDLE A MAJOR DISRUPTIVE EVENT?

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Cal Water is building the new pump station to help prevent service interruptions in the case of a disruptive event. The new pump station will be on a separate electrical grid and will have a generator, making it less likely to experience a power outage at the same time as the existing pump station. Additionally, there will be a new, separate drinking water pipeline to feed the system. The combination of the additional drinking water pipeline and pump station will help guard against potential risks and ensure the Peninsula is better prepared for the future.