EPA Releases Tool for Water Utilities on Flood Resilience
EPA has released "Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities." Drinking water and wastewater utilities are particularly vulnerable to flooding, which can damage pumps, disconnect chemical tanks, break distribution lines, and disrupt power supply. Targeted to small and medium utilities, the Guide outlines a simple, four-step assessment process to help any water utility know their flooding threat and identify practical mitigation options to protect critical assets. With a user-friendly layout, the Guide provides worksheets, instructional videos, and flood maps to help utilities through the process.