In a total grid collapse, various infrastructure systems like roadways, water, sewer, and telecommunications heavily rely on electricity. Here’s how long each system could last without power:
Roadways: Traffic congestion and safety hazards could arise without traffic signals and lights within days.
Water Supply: Water disruptions could occur within hours to a day due to electricity-dependent water treatment and distribution.
Sewer Systems: Contamination risks may emerge within days as sewage treatment plants become inoperable.
Telecommunications: Communication services could be disrupted within hours without electricity for telecommunication networks.
Contingency plans and backup systems are crucial to cope with such scenarios, requiring cooperation and resource allocation for survival during extended blackouts.