Drinking Water in New England
All Hazards Emergency Preparedness for Drinking Water Systems
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During a natural disaster or pandemic emergency, it should be assumed that water systems could have severe shortages in staffing and disruptions in the supply chain. There is also potential for disruption of communications, transportation, services, utilities and public safety. The most important step for water systems is to update their emergency response plans and to evaluate critical functions and how those would be covered in a disaster or pandemic situation.
- Business Pandemic Checklist
- State & Local Pandemic Checklist
- Schools Pandemic Checklists
- Individuals & Families Pandemic Checklist
- Top 10 Ways Utilities Can Save Water, Energy and Money While Preparing for Climate Change (PDF) (27 pp, 2.2MB)
- Water/Wastewater System Generator Preparedness brochure (PDF) (6 pp, 978K)
- U.S. Pandemic Flu main website
- U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Department of Homeland Security
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Environmental Protection Agency (National)
- World Health Organization