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Emergency Response Planning to Reduce the Impact of Contaminated Drinking Water during Natural Disasters
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).
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.
To inform the public.
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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