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Water Resilience

Basics of Water Resilience

All communities need safe drinking water and properly treated wastewater. In order to provide these services reliably, utilities should:

  • Conduct an assessment and reduce risk
  • Plan for and practice responding to emergencies
  • Monitor systems for contaminants

Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for a copy of the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector Specific Plan that outlines processes and activities related to the protection and increased resilience of drinking water and wastewater utilities.

Check out the video below to learn more about the importance of resilience activities at your utility. 

"Don't Get Soaked: Invest in Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Mitigation Activities" educates drinking water and wastewater utility managers, board members, elected and appointed officials on the benefits of investing in preparedness, response and recovery activities at the utility (runtime 9:14 min).