EPA Releases the Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities

March 17, 2016 | Drought, EPA, General RCAP News

EPA’s Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities is based on lessons learned from seven drought-impacted case study utilities. The interactive guide features worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources that outline emergency response actions that also build long term resilience to drought. The guide, designed for small- to medium-sized utilities, contains three main sections: 1) staffing, response plans and funding; 2) water supply and demand management; and 3) communication and partnerships. The Guide also links to a Case Studies Map, a multimedia GeoPlatform website that documents the unique stories from the seven case study utilities: Tuolumne Utilities District, CA; Spicewood Beach Water System, TX; Hogansville, GA; Las Vegas, NM; cities of Hays and Russell, KS; and Clinton, OK.

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