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Useful Water Security Documents

Response Protocol Toolbox:
Planning for and Responding to Contamination Threats to Drinking Water Systems


Overview (EPA-817-D-03-007) [PDF - 3,482 KB - 17 pp] (.doc)

Water Utility Planning Guide - Module 1 (EPA-817-D-03-001)
[PDF - 3,025 KB - 46 pp] (.doc)

Contamination Threat Management Guide - Module 2 (EPA-817-D-03-002)
[PDF - 3,737 KB - 96 pp] (.doc)

Site Characterization and Sampling Guide - Module 3 (EPA-817-D-03-003)
[PDF - 2,883 KB - 85 pp] (.doc)

Analytical Guide - Module 4 (EPA-817-D-03-004)
[PDF - 4,966 KB - 113 pp] (.doc)

Public Health Response Guide - Module 5 (EPA-817-D-03-005)
[PDF - 2,261 KB - 84 pp] (.doc)

Remediation and Recovery Guide - Module 6 (EPA-817-D-03-006)
[PDF - 2,258 KB - 112 pp] (.doc)

Response Protocol Toolbox: Response Guidelines (EPA-817-D-04-001)
[PDF - 1,470 KB - 75 pp] (.doc)

Other Useful Water Security Documents

National Response Plan [PDF - 2,000 KB - 426 pp]

National Incident Management System
[PDF - 7,600 KB - 152 pp]

Large Water System Emergency Response Plan Outline: Guidance to Assist Community Water Systems in Complying with the Bioterrorism Act [PDF - 79 KB - 12 pp]

Emergency Response Plan Guidance for Small and Medium Community Water Systems
[PDF - 415 KB - 45 pp]


Emergency Response Plan Guidance for Wastewater Systems [PDF - 2,450 KB - 83 pp]

Evaluator Checklists

Exercise Critique Form

EPA New England - Drinking Water Security and Emergency Preparedness Top Ten List for Small Ground Water Suppliers [PDF - 75 KB - 1 p]

Water and Wastewater Security Product Guide (web only)


Standardized Analytical Methods (SAM) for Use During Homeland Security Event
[PDF - 580 KB - 90 pp]


Standardized Analytical Methods (SAM) Fact sheet
[PDF - 113 KB - 2 pp]


EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program (web only)


Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center - (WaterISAC) fact sheet
[PDF - 127 KB - 4 pp]

Link to other water security publications (web only)