ShakeAlert at Grants Pass Water Filtration Plant

ShakeAlert at Grants Pass Water Filtration Plant

Posted: Sep. 26, 2018 6:13 PM
Updated: Sep. 26, 2018 6:13 PM

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cleared of any charges last march. grants p shakealert-llvosot andryanna says: "this box here has the power to tell the grants pass public works an earthqauke is coming in about four minutes. now that doesn't seem like much time but the director says a lot can be saved in that short amount of time." it's called shake alert---its being developed by the united states geological survey. and right now the grants pass water filtration plant is the only place to test this technology in oregon. here's how it works. if an earthquake is detected anywhere on the west coast, shake alert will send an alert to the plant with how much time until that first shake will be felt. jason says: "what we're able to do with that is actuate valves in our distribution system or shut water in our storage reservoir." public works director jason canady says this could potentially spare millions of gallons of water from being lost due to damage such as broken pipelines. jason says: "what it will do is it will allow us to recover quicker after an earthquake. we're still going to have damage. we're still going to have breakage but if everything doesn't tear itself apart then we can get back up in running and get normality restored to the citizens much faster." andryanna says: "stay with us for newswatch 12 at 6 i'll show you how grants pass will still have drinking water even if the water treatment plant goes down in an emergency. in grants pass, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12." if
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