Utility Elevation

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Installing or locating utility systems and components at or above the flood protection level can lessen the impacts/damage to units during flood events. The flood protection level is set by local flood plain management regulations or building codes. Floodproofing building utilities will work best when all utility meters are elevated as well.

FEMA - Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage
Solution TimelineLong Term
Adaptation InfrastructureGray
Degree of ProtectionHigh
Relative Cost ($, $$, $$$)$