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Natural Disasters/Intentional Acts

It is important for any Public Water System (PWS) or to take a proactive approach and begin preparing for natural disasters and malevolent/intentional acts. Preparing for these events ahead of time can reduce personal anxiety and panic and can reduce the impact of these events on utility operations. The headers to the right contain guidance material on how to prepare for typical natural disasters and steps to address malevolent/intentional acts.

  • Drought Response and Recovery Guide (PDF): Guide intending to help drinking water utilities become more resilient to drought. The Guide presents real-world examples, best practices and lessons learned in drought response and recovery.
Response Protocol Toolbox
Full Document including all modules (PDF)
Response Guidelines (PDF)
Planning for and Responding to Drinking Water Contamination Threats and Incidents (PDF)

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