WSD Reminds Us of Two Good Planning Tools

Our colleagues at EPA’s Water Security Division (WSD) remind us that there are quite a few existing tools that water systems should have in their proverbial “hip pocket” when planning for an emergency.  Two of those planning tools are highlighted below.

The first is their own Planning for An Emergency Drinking Water Supply Guide.  The guide provides utilities with the building blocks necessary for considering where to find an alternate water supply. Click https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/water-utility-planning-emergency-drinking-water-supply to download the guide.

The second is a compendium of recent (June 16, 2016) updates to FEMA’s National Planning Frameworks.  The Frameworks – one for each of the five preparedness mission areas – are part of the National Preparedness System.  The Frameworks foster a shared understanding of our roles and responsibilities from the fire house to the White House.

 

 

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