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Water Resilience

America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: Risk Assessments and Emergency Response Plans

On October 23, 2018, America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law. The law requires community (drinking) water systems serving more than 3,300 people to develop or update risk assessments and emergency response plans (ERPs). The law includes components that the risk assessments and ERPs must address, and establishes deadlines by which water systems must certify to EPA completion of the risk assessment and ERP.

EPA's Water Security Division is currently working to develop the tools, resources and procedures that water systems need to comply with Section 1433 of the AWIA. This site will be updated with new information as that work progresses.

For more information concerning America's Water Infrastructure Act, please visit: 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3021/text Exit