On April 29, WaterISAC convened the first webinar in a three-part series: How to Develop an Emergency Response Plan. In the three webinars, WaterISAC, in coordination with Arcadis U.S., Inc., will present water utility best practices to comply with the new requirements of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act for emergency response plan (ERP) updates. Community water systems serving more than 3,300 customers are required to update their ERP in accordance with the deadlines based on utility size.
Presenters: Sarah Moore, CEM and Susan Wyatt, Arcadis US, Inc.
The first webinar focused on AWIA ERP requirements, developing a planning team, planning resources, and the planning process. The presenters discussed the importance of establishing a schedule for completion and provide an overview of how to set up planning meetings to accomplish the tasks ahead. Resources described for ERP Planning Teams included how to coordinate with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Emergency Management Agency (EMA).