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November is Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month

As we continue to strive to ensure that water systems are strengthened against manmade threats and natural disasters, our colleagues at EPA’s Water Security Division are showcasing three tools that every water system should be familiar with…and be using to full advantage! 35 more words


EPA Drought Guide Now Includes Response Template

EPA’s Drought Guide, originally published in March of 2016, is an interactive tool designed to assist small- to medium-sized water utilities with responding to drought. The guide, which includes best practices and customizable worksheets, focuses on short-term emergency drought mitigation actions that also build long-term resilience to drought. 130 more words


Adventures in Solar

I’ve been wanting to move my ham station to solar power for a long time, but the cost and feasibility have been prohibitive until recently. As the cost of home solar panels has plummeted (closing in on $1 a watt), it was time to take the plunge. 75 more words

Ham Radio

Does being prepared for an emergency mean becoming one of "them"?

With all the natural disasters, emergency preparedness has been a subject of conversation all over the place.  What gets me is that the conversation is not about how can we be prepared.  718 more words

Running The Household

EPA WSD Offers Several Trainings & Webinars

Our colleagues in EPA’s Water Security Division want to make sure that you know about upcoming training and webinar opportunities.  Please read below for a variety of offerings: 395 more words


EPA’s Homeland Security Research Program Update

Our colleagues at EPA’s Homeland Security Research Program have shared information on new and updated products and projects of interest to drinking water programs.  The focus is principally on treatment and distribution system protection and modeling as well as decontamination projects. 62 more words


Responding to a Water Contamination Event - Webinar Series

Please join EPA’s Water Security Division in recognizing the importance of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure during Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month for a webinar series on free tools you can use to respond to a water contamination emergency at your utility. 68 more words