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Main Title Water : critical infrastructure and key resources sector-specific plan as input to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA-817/R-07-001;
Stock Number ADA475263
OCLC Number 824565468
Subjects Drinking water--Security measures--United States ; Water utilities--Security measures--United States ; Waterworks--Security measures--United States ; Water quality management--Security measures--United States
Additional Subjects Waste water ; Drinking water ; Infrastructure ; Protection ; Contamination ; Cyberterrorism ; Public utilities ; Public health ; Lethal agents ; Ssp(Sector-specific plans)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 817-R-07-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  ADA475263 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
There are approximately 160,000 public drinking water utilities and more than 16,000 wastewater utilities in the United States. About 84 percent of the U.S. population receives its potable water from these drinking water utilities and more than 75 percent has its sanitary sewage treated by these wastewater utilities. The drinking water and wastewater sector (Water Sector) is vulnerable to a variety of attacks, including contamination with deadly agents and physical and cyber attacks. If these attacks were to occur, the result could be large numbers of illnesses or casualties or denial of service that would also affect public health and economic vitality. Critical services such as firefighting and health care (hospitals), and other dependent and interdependent sectors such as energy, transportation, and food and agriculture, would suffer negative impacts from a denial of Water Sector service. In collaboration with the entire sector, a broad-based strategy to address security needs is being implemented. This work includes providing support to utilities by preparing vulnerability assessment and emergency response tools, providing technical and financial assistance, and exchanging information. Each section of the Water Sector-Specific Plan (SSP), as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its 2006 Sector-Specific Plan Guidance, is described below.
"May 2007." "EPA 817-R-07-001." Cover title.