The 2018 America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) imposes new security requirements for drinking water systems serving more than 3,300 people. The AWIA requires water suppliers to prepare a Risk and Resilience Assessment (RRA), followed by an Emergency Response Plan. (ERP), to address physical, chemical, financial, and cyber risks.
For systems serving populations between 3,300 and 50,000, the RRA and ERP are due by June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2021, respectively. Large utilities serving over 100,000 should have already completed these plans by March 31, and September 30 of this year.
On October 14th, EP professionals Paul Millett, Eric Kelley, and Chuck Adelsberger presented a webinar on how you can meet these requirements, and how the RRA’s and ERP’s actually enhance your system and public safety.