Mutual Aid-Focused Links and Documents
U.S. EPA Mutual Aid and Assistance Web page
In coordination with the water sector, the Environmental Protection Agency is supporting a number of projects to promote the use of mutual aid and assistance in response to any event that overwhelms a utility's resources.
American Water Works Association Utilities Helping Utilities Document (.pdf file)
This document explains the reasoning behind the initial development of state WARNs.
The Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) was authorized by Congress in 2002 and created and managed by the water sector. Its mission is to keep drinking water and wastewater utility managers informed about potential risks to the nation's water infrastructure from contamination, terrorism and cyber threats. The mission has been expanded to help utilities respond to and recover from all hazards.
Does your drinking water or wastewater treatment plant use large quantities of chlorine gas? If so, you may be required to comply with federal requirements to ensure that the chlorine is managed safely. The U.S. EPA has visited numerous drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities in New England to determine compliance with the Clean Air Act's chemical accident prevention requirements and found that many facilities were not managing their chlorine gas in a safe manner.
A sanitary survey quick reference guide for determining how to properly store chemicals at a water treatment plant.
Additional Helpful Links
Centers for Disease Control
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Massachusetts Water Works Association
Mass Rural Water Association
New England Water Environment Association
New England Water Works Association
U.S. EPA Region I
County Office Finder - Nationwide