Public Water System Preparedness

Emergency preparedness for PWSs involves advanced planning on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters or intentional actions that disrupt the system's ability to consistently provide safe drinking water to its customers. The Drinking Water Program encourages public water system owners and operators to take action and implement basic preparedness strategies.

Guidance Documents

Regulation Forms

For systems needing to update their existing plan, after you've completed your updates submit a Biennial Update Certification Form found below:

For new systems or systems who have not yet completed their initial plan, after you've completed your emergency plan and submit an initial Certification Form found below: