AWWA Standards Receive DHS SAFETY Act Designation and Announces Webcast

The American Water Works Association has announced that the J100-10 and G430-09 Standards have been awarded SAFETY Act designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The designation carries important liability protection for the Association and for utilities which properly implement these standards.

AWWA’s J100 is the Standard for Risk and Resilience Management of Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems and G430 is the Standard for Security Practices for Operation and Management.  DHS has concluded that the proper utilization of either of these Standards will assist in effectively mitigating acts of terrorism from occurring at water facilities.  Stakeholders are also assured that, with proper use of the Standards, they are protected from third-party lawsuits should an act of terrorism occur involving a Standard-identified vulnerability.

To further explain the value of adopting and implementing the elements of the J100 and G430 Standards, AWWA will host a complimentary webcast titled “Water Sector Security and Preparedness Standards.”   The web event will describe how J100 and G430 can be used to support water utility security and preparedness programs.

The webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00pm (eastern).  Registration information is available at www.awwa.org/webcasts.

For additional information on the standards and web event, please click this link 030512J100G430Advisory

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