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New AWWA Water Sector Resource Typing Guidance

AWWA has announced its new Water Sector Resource Typing Guidance, which facilitates the development of resource types for water utility personnel, teams and equipment, allowing for the development of mission-ready packages and expediting mutual aid requests and responses.

This project addresses the Emergency Response Plan provisions in America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, and water utility personnel can use it to create plans and procedures to prepare for malevolent acts or natural hazards. This new guidance was created in response to recommendations that resource typing be integrated into utility emergency preparedness planning.