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AWWA Providing Coronavirus Resources, Updates

AWWA has created a resource page to assist water utilities in addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. As the scope of the outbreak becomes clearer, utilities should be assessing workforce and supply chain contingency plans. Many have likely been doing so already in preparation for compliance with Section 2013 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act, enacted in October 2018. That section calls for risk and resilience assessment and associated emergency response plans.

The first and best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, where visitors can find information on the virus itself, situation updates, travel notices and tailored information for audiences including communities, schools and businesses and others. The World Health Organization issued its own technical guidance on COVID-19, which includes a March 3 technical brief on water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been taking part in interagency and industry coordination calls, and working with critical infrastructure partners to prepare for possible disruptions to critical infrastructure, should the virus take a stronger hold in the United States. CISA is expected to issue new guidance on pandemic planning within the next few days.

 


 

The mission of the Texas Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (TXWARN) is to support and promote statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response, and mutual aid assistance for public and private water and wastewater utilities.

Working closely with the TCEQ and the State Emergency Operations Center, TXWARN is prepared to assist water and wastewater utilities in response and recovery during major system outages and increase your preparedness by providing new tools and proven practices that can enhance your utility’s readiness to recover should disaster strike.

Membership is free to all public and private utilities in Texas, and through our Statewide Mutual Aid agreement, when response is needed, we will work to assist when possible and resources are available.

There is no cost and never any obligation. TXWARN is just one more important tool in increasing your ability to recover from major system outages.

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TXWARN is managed by the Texas Section AWWA on behalf of the TXWARN Partners and is partially funded through USEPA through a contract with TCEQ

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