Water and Wastewater Resiliency Resources

There are so many helpful documents to assist utilities with their resiliency activities. Here I have compiled a list of favorites for you.

General EPA Utility Response Page (links to useful items)

EPA “Rip and Run” Procedures for Several Emergencies, including hurricane

EPA TECHNICAL TOOLS PAGE (Security Technologies)

BCP/COOP: Business Continuity Planning Toolkit

Information on Federal Funding for Disaster Management for utilities

Has examples of utilities who received money, and info on many funding programs.  http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/funding/fedfunds

Lessons learned and information sharing

Website is from FEMA/DHS; can log in for more extensive info.  https://www.llis.dhs.gov


Data analysis software to assist water utilities in detecting contamination. Click on the downloadable document link for “EPA’s Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research” when you get to this site.  http://www.epa.gov/nhsrc/news/news122007.html

EPA for Emergency/Incident Planning, Response, and Recovery

A huge list of live links from EPA for Emergency/Incident Planning, Response, and Recovery, including example emergency exercise.  http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/emerplan/index.cfm

WaterISAC (Water Information Sharing and Analysis Tool)

WISE (Water Infrastructure Security Enhancements)

Details on how to design for security and resiliency.  http://www.wef.org/AWK/page.aspx?id=3588


Provides liability protection for anti-terrorism products and services (including J100 RAMCAP for a vulnerability assessment).  http://www.safetyact.gov

CDC Emergency Response Resources

EPA On-Scene Coordinators to help

Southern Poverty Law Center list of hate group locations by geographic area

EPA Water Security Initiative that addresses the risk of intentional contamination to drinking water

Laboratory Testing info

Must register for this site to use it—no cost  http://www.epa.gov/compendium

Vulnerability Assessment J100 (RAMCAP) standard

cost is $139 for non-members and $107 for Members  http://www.awwa.org/store/productdetail.aspx?productid=24588

GETS Government emergency telephone service high priority phone access and WPS Wireless Priority Service

Water Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) to Share resources

Each State has their own site. This one is for Virginia:  http://www.vawarn.org

Security and Preparedness in the Water Sector