The water and wastewater sector is a critical infrastructure sector and its importance means it is imperative for utilities to develop plans to operate in all adverse conditions. Such conditions can include sudden outbreaks of new diseases which can affect utilities and the communities they serve. Given the critical nature of the sector, it is essential to consider pandemics in continuity of operations planning.
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and WaterISAC prepared this guide to help water and wastewater utilities prepare for, respond to, and recover from such events.
June 12, 2020
Updated with a refreshed version of the guide: Business Continuity Planning for a Pandemic: A Reference Guide.
March 7, 2006
Original document: Business Continuity Planning in the Event of an Influenza Pandemic: A Reference Guide.