An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Register for Water Utility Resilience Training Now

America's Water Infrastructure Act Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Plan Overview Webinar                       

The overview webinars will provide participants with a quick introduction to the updated Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool and Emergency Response Plan Guidance. 

August 22, 2019 (1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT)

September 5, 2019 (1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT)

Register now at

America's Water Infrastructure Act Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Plan In-Person and Web Accessible Training                    

The EPA is hosting one-day in-person and web accessible training in each region, starting in the Fall of 2019. Please see the dates, locations and registration links in the table below. 

EPA Region Date Location Online Registration Link
1 11/5/2019 Chelsea, MA Register HereExit
2 10/18/2019 New York, NY Register HereExit
3 10/16/2019 Pittsburgh, PA Register HereExit
3 11/1/2019 Annapolis, MD Register HereExit
4 11/15/2019 Atlanta, GA Register HereExit
5 10/29/2019 Chicago, IL Register Here Exit
6 10/8/2019 Addison, TX Register HereExit
7 11/7/2019 Lenexa, KS Register HereExit
8 10/10/2019 Denver, CO Register HereExit
9 9/12/2019 San Francisco, CA Register HereExit
10 9/11/2019 Seattle, WA Register HereExit

Continuity of Operations Template Training Webinar                       

This webcast is designed as an introduction to the WLA COOP Template, and will cover:

  • Rationale for developing the COOP Template
  • A basic overview of the contents in the COOP Template
  • Demonstration of how to use the COOP Template’s fillable form
  • Highlight the value of the COOP Template 

Register now at https://us-epa-wla-coop.eventbrite.comExit

Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT) Webinar 

The Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT) is a secure on-line database with comprehensive information about chemical, biological and radiochemical contaminants of concern for the Water Sector. This tool compiles drinking water- and wastewater-specific data in a one-stop, easy-to-use tool. This training covers:

  • A comprehensive overview of WCIT
  • The information contained within WCIT
  • How the tool can be used
  • The benefits of use for different stakeholders

Register now at https://usepa-wcit-training.eventbrite.comExit

WLA Members and Liaison Webinar

The goal of the WLA Member and Liaison webinar is to provide opportunities to highlight WLA Member and Liaison capabilities among peers and stakeholders, and priority access to WLA tools and resources. This interactive webinar is only open to WLA Members and Liaisons, and will provide a SNEAK PEEK of the WLA’s Analytical Preparedness Full Scale Exercise Toolkit (AP-FSE Toolkit).

Register now at Exit

Decontamination Preparedness Tools for Water Utilities Webinar

Attendees will learn about the Decontamination Preparedness Assessment Strategy (DPAS), which is an interactive PDF walking the user through the complexities of the three phases of remediation: characterization, decontamination, and clearance.

Register now at https://us-epa-dpas.eventbrite.comEXIT

Decontamination: Disposal Guide

Attendees will learn how to handle large amounts of contaminated water with the Containment and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities.

Register now at https://us-epa-decontamination-strategies.eventbrite.comEXIT

Analytical Preparedness Full-Scale Exercises

Attendees will learn how participating in an AP-FSE can increase preparedness, how the toolkit and its resources can be leveraged to plan and conduct an exercise and how to coordinate analytical support and further develop relationships with response partners.

Register now at https://us-epa-ap-fse.eventbrite.comEXIT

Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants

Attendees will be presented with examples of what is required for a comprehensive sampling program, and how the guidance can be used to enhance laboratory, utility and emergency responder preparedness by supplementing emergency response plans.

Register now at https://us-epa-sampling-guidance.eventbrite.comEXIT