Ten Tips to Help Communities Hire an Engineer

February 22, 2012 |

This list was developed by Great Lakes RCAP. A couple of the points speak of the situation in Ohio, but the tips can be applied in other states as well. Know what your project is before you begin. Communities should…

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Natural Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for Water and Wastewater Utilities

January 17, 2012 |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Security Division has developed a checklist to assist water and wastewater utilities in natural disaster readiness, with a focus on hurricane preparedness. Whether you live and work in a Hurricane Zone or along Tornado…

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Emergency-Preparedness & Security Checklist

January 9, 2012 |

Develop/Update your Emergency Response Plan (ERP) based on your source water assessment. Maintain “as-built” construction and distribution system drawings. Document inspections of critically vulnerable facilities. Post up-to-date 24-hour emergency numbers. Establish a communications plan with police. Lock, screen, fence, and…

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10 Ways to Prepare for a Drought-Related Water Shortage

January 9, 2012 |

1. Develop a water-shortage response plan with detailed actions for water conservation and, in extreme situations, water curtailment. Drought is another form of drinking water emergency, one you can plan and prepare for. 2. Designate a water-shortage or emergency-response coordinator…

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