City Club of Corvallis: Water Woes

Where do you get your water? Probably from the faucet, or maybe you grab a bottle from the store sometimes, like most people, but what if those sources weren’t there anymore? In the event of a large earthquake, our otherwise adequately hydrated city could become a dry zone for weeks. That’s why the Corvallis City Club has arranged a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 29 to explore how and where to get clean water in an emergency event.

To help us wrap our heads around the damages Corvallis could sustain in such an event, City Club has invited utilities division manager of the Corvallis Public Works Department, Tom Hubbard. Hubbard will be joined by CH2M consulting engineer, Paul Berg, who recently helped restore water systems in the Caribbean.

Drop by the Benton County Library and learn more about the Oregon Resiliency Plan, water purification, and see a range of water purifying equipment. Asking questions is encouraged. The event is free, open to the public, and sure to be an interesting discussion.

The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Library Wednesday, November 29. Don’t forget, the parking garage closes at 8 whether or not you moved your car.


By Anthony Vitale