Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

What is a Hazard Mitigation Plan?

In response to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), EOCWD applied for and was awarded a planning grant funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). During this process, residents and officials from neighboring agencies were asked to contribute by sharing local knowledge of the area’s vulnerability to hazards and by suggesting ways the district can mitigate disasters. EOCWD also formed a steering committee made up of local stakeholders, which oversaw the plan’s development and outreach. The committee met on a monthly basis for approximately seven months and meetings were open to the public.

Major goals for the Plan:

•Protect life & property

•Increase public awareness

•Protect natural resources

•Partner with regional agencies

•Maintain essential services

What mitigation was considered?

Several natural disasters were identified and addressed in the planning process, including dam failure, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, landslides, climate change, drought, severe weather and space weather.  Of these hazards, mitigation was considered for dam failure, earthquakes and wildfires.

Dam Failure

  • Relocate critical assets

  • Retrofit critical assets to withstand dam failure


  • Harden infrastructure

  • Provide redundancy

  • Warehouse critical materials


  • Reconstruct using non-flammables

  • Harden assets like generators

  • Provide redundancy

Watch the Virtual Public Meeting on our HMP

On August 4, 2020, we held a live Virtual Public Meeting on YouTube and Facebook Live. You can view the meeting by clicking the on the embedded video below or by visiting at bit.ly/EOCWDHMP

HMP Steering Committee

  • Kevin Rice - Chair

  • Kevin Greene - Vice Chair

  • Thomaz Broz

  • Randy Harper

  • Jane Rice

  • David Stuart

HMP Steering Committee Press Releases and Agendas

Press Releases

Meeting Agendas

  • January 23, 2020     Agenda

  • February 27, 2020   Agenda

  • March 26, 2020        Agenda

  • April 23, 2020           Agenda

  • May 28, 2020           Agenda

  • June 25, 2020          Agenda

  • July 23, 2020            Agenda


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The East Orange County Water District encompasses an area of approximately 10,000 acres and is a member of the Municipal Water District of Orange County which is a member of the Metropolitan Water District and therefore entitled to receive Colorado River and Northern California imported water through the distribution facilities of the Metropolitan system.

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