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Resources for Emergency/Incident Planning, Response, and Recovery from EPA

EPA has developed a variety of guidance documents and other informative resources to support drinking water and wastewater utility preparedness, response and recovery. As demonstrated by the graphic above, being ready to respond to an incident requires a continuous cycle of activities.

Check out their list of resources at: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/emerplan/#area

Drought in California has 14 Communities on the Brink of Waterlessness reports the LA Times

Record setting drought has caused water shortages throughout the west.  Since January, 28 communities have cycled on and off the list of "critical water systems" officials say could run dry in 60 days.