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National Drinking Water Advisory Council identifies ‘active and effective’ practices for securing water supplies

A new report from the National Drinking Water Advisory Council will help utilities implement security practices and measure their effectiveness, security experts announced at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE 05) this week. “This report is a significant step in our quest to assure a culture of security at water systems throughout North America,” said J. Alan Roberson, AWWA director of security and regulatory affairs. “The recommendations establish a consistent expectation for what features constitute an ‘active and effective’ water security program, but it does so in a way that allows utilities flexibility based on their size and local circumstances.” During a June 13 news conference, Roberson expressed AWWA’s support for the report’s findings and outlined tools and training AWWA is providing to assist utilities in addressing security issues. He was joined by Rebecca Head, PhD. DABT, an advisory council member who also co-chaired the Water Security Working Group that compiled the security report. Full Story

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