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Special Interest Groups: COVID-19

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacting communities throughout the world, water professionals are working around the clock to ensure that safe, reliable water service continues to flow.

 According to a recent AWWA member survey, absenteeism and continuity of operations are major areas of expected challenges from COVID-19 for water utilities. Other concerns include impacts on field operations and interruptions of treatment chemical supply chains.  Check out the information on this page by clicking the links below.

Resources

Links to Other Organizations Who Can Help


Resources

AWWA Resources

AWWA Coronavirus Resource -https://www.awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Resource-Topics/Coronaviruspage

 AWWA Connections - COVID-19 response: water sector preparation, vigilance crucial https://www.awwa.org/AWWA-Articles/covid-19-response-water-sector-preparation-vigilance-crucial

Public Affairs Advisory - Coronavirus and water https://www.awwa.org/AWWA-Articles/coronavirus-and-water

Journal AWWA - Water system preparedness and best practices for pandemic influenza https://awwa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/j.1551-8833.2009.tb09822.x?_ga=2.35841380.516195068.1582657150-2099212432.1578340391 , Philip Van Atta & Robert Newsad

Link to webinar recording from AWWA (added 3/22/20)

G440-17 Emergency Preparedness - https://www.awwa.org/store/Product-Details/productId/62471757Practices

M19 Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities - https://www.awwa.org/Store/M19-Emergency-Planning-for-Water-and-Wastewater-Utilities-Fifth-Edition/ProductDetail/38151377 

Other Resources

Template - Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Letter

Strategies to maintain essential operations during COVID-19 - Provided by Brown and Caldwell


Links to Other Organizations

Utah DEQ, Division of Drinking Water

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is limiting person-to-person contact. Please contact DEQ by telephone or email to conduct business and schedule meetings.

During Normal Working Hours: (801) 536-4200

DEQ Environmental Incidents: (801) 536-4123

After Hours Emergencies: (801) 560-8456 (for water operators, local health officials, laboratory operators)

Drinking Water Contacts: https://deq.utah.gov/drinking-water/division-drinking-water-contacts

Utah DEQ, Division of Water Quality

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is limiting person-to-person contact. Please contact DEQ by telephone or email to conduct business and schedule meetings.

Phone: (801) 536-4300

24-hour Environmental Incidents: (801) 536-4123

Water Quality Contact:  https://deq.utah.gov/water-quality/division-of-water-quality-contacts

Idaho DEQ, Water Quality Division

1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0502

Website with Contacts:  https://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/

USEPA
www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater
 

Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

Utah Water & Wastewater Agency Response Network (UTWARN)

http://www.utwarn.org/

Idaho Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network (IdWARN)

https://www.idwarn.org/

 

 

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