Santa Fe Irrigation District has completed an Administrative Draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), which is available for public review. Customers, residents and interested parties are encouraged to review and comment on the Draft HMP, and can access the plan on the District website at www.sfidwater.org/HMP or attend an informational public meeting scheduled at the District offices for Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m.
The District has developed the Draft HMP in an effort to focus on natural or man-made hazards specific to the District and its service area. This draft plan creates a framework for the District’s long-term strategies to reduce disaster losses and reduce the amount of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damages.
In addition, the plan outlines mitigation goals and strategies designed for hazards specific to the District, as well as mitigation actions. Mitigation actions include continued vegetation management and weed abatement, coordination with local agencies, and seismic improvements to District facilities. The draft plan incorporates previously identified capital improvement projects included in the District’s primary facility planning documents, the District’s Asset Management Master Plan (AMMP) and Joint Facilities Master Plan (JFMP).
An additional benefit of the development and adoption of the HMP is that it enables the District to seek pre-disaster assistance and mitigation funding.
The public is encouraged to attend the informational public meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at the District’s office (5920 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067-0409). For more information on the District’s HMP, please visit www.sfidwater.org/HMP.