Security & Emergency Response Planning Toolbox

March 9, 2017 |

Emergency Response Planning Template for Public Drinking Water Systems Emergency Response Planning Guide for Public Drinking Water Systems

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Big Guide for Small Systems

March 2, 2016 |

A comprehensive desk reference that is ideal as an orientation and background for new members on a utility's board of directors. Designed for members of the board of a drinking water and/or wastewater system in a small community. The guide…

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Preparing Your Wastewater System for Disasters and Emergencies

August 2, 2013 |

A disaster or emergency can hit anywhere, anytime. Wastewater treatment is a critical service in your community, which cannot go without this service for very long without running into serious trouble. Treating wastewater protects the health of your community's residents…

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Are Water Systems a Terrorist Target?

March 16, 2012 |

Originally published in On Tap magazine's Winter 2002 edition by Kathy Jesperson, On Tap Managing Editor Threats to drinking water supplies are not new. Almost every water supply system is at risk to natural hazards, such as floods, drought, earthquakes,…

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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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