Orange County Sanitation District Response to El Niño forecast
How Orange County California used a seasonal forecast in wastewater planning during the 1997-98 El Niño

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Principle 3: Choices
The level of preparedness for extreme events is something the sanitation managers make decisions on. Increased preparedness costs human and financial resources, but could save money in the long run. Measures include such activities as plugging holes in manhole covers, public education about water usage during periods of high precipitation to reduce wastewater flows, developing a high-flow emergency plan, and special training in emergency management for staff.