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Water utilities to be visited by Homeland Security

US water utilities can expect the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue site visits by its Protective Security Division, according to a recent joint US EPA/DHS bulletin cited by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Issued last December, Presidential Directive 7 gives DHS and other federal agencies the responsibility to identify and set priorities for protecting critical infrastructure, such as water utilities, and key resources. The new bulletin clarifies how DHS teams will coordinate their visits with the EPA and targeted utilities, as well as with state homeland security and drinking water officials, the AWWA reported. Full Story

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