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DWS Security and Emergency Information

  • Public Water System Guide for Reporting a Water Security Incident  - A guide for reporting a water security incident.
  • Public Drinking Water Security & EmergencyResponse Guide

  • Emergency Response Guide for Small to Medium Community Public Water Systems - EPA's guidance on developing or revising Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) for small- and medium-sized community drinking water systems. An ERP is a documented plan that describes the actions that a Community Water System (CWS) would take in response to various major events.

  • An Introduction to Emergency Preparedness- A “Security Checklist” of What to Do and Who to Call for CT’s Public Water Systems

  • Background check of certified operators and operator applicants - It is the DWS’s position to encourage Public Water Systems (PWS) to have background checks performed on its operators. The purpose is to provide a basic screening to possibly detect if an operator or an operator applicant could be a threat to the operation of a PWS and therefore a threat to the public health.

  • Water Sector-Specific Plan - The Water SSP was released by the Department of Homeland Security in collaboration with the US Environmental Protection Agency on May 29, 2007. The Water SSP is a broad-based Water Sector critical infrastructure protection strategy developed under the Department of Homeland Security's National Infrastructure Protection Plan and was produced by EPA in coordination with Water Sector security partners, which includes the Water Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) and Government Coordinating Council (GCC). The SSP outlines four goals and supporting objectives for the Water Sector: sustain protection of public health and the environment; recognize and reduce risks; maintain a resilient infrastructure; and increase communication, outreach, and public confidence.

  • NIMS/ ICS Training- National Incident Management System (NIMS)/ Incident Command System (ICS) Training Courses through the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute Independent Study Program.