EPA Science Inventory

Emergency Response Planning to Reduce the Impact of Contaminated Drinking Water during Natural Disasters

Citation:

PATTERSON, C. L. AND J. Q. ADAMS. Emergency Response Planning to Reduce the Impact of Contaminated Drinking Water during Natural Disasters. Frontiers of Earth Science. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 5(4):341-349, (2011).

Description:

Natural disasters can be devastating to local water supplies affecting millions of people. Disaster recovery plans and water industry collaboration during emergencies protect consumers from contaminated drinking water supplies and help facilitate the repair of public water systems. Prior to an event, utilities and municipalities can use “What if?” scenarios to develop emergency operation, response, and recovery plans designed to reduce the severity of damage and destruction. Government agencies including the EPA are testing treatment systems that can provide temporary supplies of potable water and small drinking water treatment technologies to communities as an integral part of emergency response activities that will ensure clean and safe drinking water.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 12/01/2011
Completion Date: 12/01/2011
Record Last Revised: 12/28/2011
Record Created: 12/13/2011
Record Released: 12/13/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 240024

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT BRANCH