The online RCAP Resources Library has a variety of resources that are useful to small, rural drinking water and wastewater systems.

Emergency-Preparedness & Security Checklist

  1. Develop/Update your Emergency Response Plan (ERP) based on your source water assessment.
  2. Maintain “as-built” construction and distribution system drawings.
  3. Document inspections of critically vulnerable facilities.
  4. Post up-to-date 24-hour emergency numbers.
  5. Establish a communications plan with police.
  6. Lock, screen, fence, and secure all key facilities, pipes, and wells.
  7. Install lighting around key facilities and parking areas.
  8. Identify alternative emergency supplies and equipment.
  9. Establish mutual aid agreements with neighboring communities.
  10. Dial “911” in an emergency and follow your ERP procedures.