Las Virgenes Municipal Water District offices will be open January 27, 2020 but with limited access for walk-in customers due to the on-going response for the heartbreaking helicopter crash. If you need to pay your bill or request other assistance, please call our customer service number at 818-251-2200. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragic accident.
When an earthquake or other disaster strikes. . . Be Prepared!
Smart Californians know that a quake can happen anytime. Be sure to have these items ready and accessible...
Portable radio and extra batteries
Flashlights and extra batteries
Shoes - available under bed and in car
First aid kit
Water for each family member: One gallon per person per day with enough for at least three days
Food and water for petsNon-perishable food items, such as canned food, granola bars, MREs, etc.
Manual can opener
Required medications and eyeglasses
Other means of cooking, such as camp stove
Emergency disinfection for drinking water Blankets, warm clothes, shoes, gloves,
protective goggles, hard hat Useful tools – sledge hammer, crow bar, saw, duct tape, rope, adjustable wrench
A car charger for your cell phone
The safest places in your home are away from heavy objects, appliances, windows, pictures, mirrors. During a quake, stay away from the kitchen!
Know the locations of gas, water and electrical shut-offs and know how to use them.
Set a location where family members will reunite. Remember, you may have to remain at work or school for a few days.
Have a central person of contact, preferably one who resides outside California.
Know the locations of the nearest police, fire stations and medical centers.
Following a Quake...
Put on shoes before moving around to prevent cuts from broken glass and debris.
Check others for injuries.
Inspect for fire or fire hazards.
Water leaks (shut off at meter or at main house valve if any doubt).
Gas leaks (shut off main if in doubt).
Electrical damage (shut off service if in doubt).
Be extremely careful in and around kitchen, where broken glass, heavy appliances and spilled cleaning supplies can pose extra hazards. Use work gloves to protect your hands.
If you have a house phone, make sure the handset is in its cradle.
Locate your food and water supplies.
Be sure your pets are secure.
Listen to the radio for emergency instructions and information.
Eat or drink anything from open containers.
Use lighters or candles for lighting – gas leaks or aftershocks could cause a fire.