The Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP) helps individuals lead a coordinated laboratory response during water contamination incidents.
The WLA-RP focuses on contamination incidents that may require more support than a utility, state, or federal laboratory can provide alone. However, the WLA-RP can also work for local responses with just one laboratory. The WLA-RP fits within existing Incident Command System structures and procedures.
The WLA-RP helps labs to:
- Communicate and coordinate with laboratories
- Establish procedures for laboratory activities such as sample handling and shipping
WLA Response Plan Module (15 pp, 7 MB) This Zip file provides training on how to use the WLA Response Plan.
WLA Response Plan Appendices(20 pp, 418 K) This word version of the WLA-RP appendices includes editable forms and checklists to support laboratory response efforts.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (PDF)(82 pp, 2 MB)
Provides information on how the laboratory response is coordinated during an emergency.
WLA-RP Appendices (PDF)(20 pp, 448 K)
Appendices with forms and checklists to support laboratory response efforts
How to Access the WLA-RP Module (PDF)(1 pg, 29 K)
Provides information on how to use the WLA-RP training module zip file.
- Water Laboratory Alliance Fact Sheet (PDF)(2 pp, 314 K)