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RECORD NUMBER: 3 OF 15
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Additional Subjects||Flood control ; Waste water treatment ; Water utilities ; Flooding ; Environmental management ; Damage ; Severe weather events ; Wastewater utilities ; Drinking water ; Public health ; Disaster mitigation ; Mitigation measures ; Emergency response ; Flood resilience|
Flooding is one of the most common hazards in the United States, causing more damage than any other severe weather-related event. It can occur from tropical storms, hurricanes, swollen rivers, heavy rains, tidal surges, spring snowmelt, levee or dam failure, local drainage issues and water distribution main breaks. Impacts to drinking water and wastewater utilities can include loss of power, damage to assets and dangerous conditions for personnel. As storms become more frequent and intense and as sea levels rise, flooding will be an ongoing challenge for drinking water and wastewater utilities.