AWWA-M19 2001 Emergency Planning for Water Utilities, 4th Edition
AWWA M19 Emergency Planning for Water Utilities, Fourth Edition, offers guidance and tools for water and wastewater managers in preparing for either natural or human-caused emergencies.
Water and wastewater utilities must be prepared for any type of emergency. Public health must be protected and service must be maintained or quickly restored.
The manual presents techniques for developing contingency plans for a variety of emergencies from natural disasters to human-caused crises. The manual explains how to develop an emergency preparedness plan, how to identify vulnerabilities in your water system, and how to determine how a disruption would likely impact service. The manual incorporates a separate, 20-page booklet "Security Analysis Response for Water Utilities," which provides guidance in hazard assessment, vulnerability assessment, mitigation, development of a response plan, and crisis communications for a utility security breach.