Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2008 - (Page 28)

Ensuring Your Water System’s SECURITY BY EMILY BARCLAY, TEXAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION NEARLY SEVEN YEARS have passed since the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon: an event that shaped the way we as a nation consider safety and the way we as water industry professionals consider security. The anthrax and bioterrorism threats that followed in the months shortly after September 11 elicited a legislative response from the United States Congress in the form of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act (Bioterrorism Act). This law amended the Safe Drinking Water Act to require all community water systems that serve populations greater than 3,300 to conduct a vulnerability assessment and to prepare or revise an emergency response plan that incorporates the conclusions of the vulnerability assessment. 28 • Third Quarter 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2008

Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2008
From the President
From Hypo to Gas - A Forward Leap
If You Lose All Your Data Today... Would You Still Be in Business Tomorrow?
Weaving the Wireless Web
Rural Water and the Farm Bill
Ensuring Your Water System's Security
Guarding Against Becoming a Victim of Fraud
10 Ways to Improve Utility Efficiency
New Technology
Making a Difference By Being Involved
Regulatory Update
Source Water Protection Corner
Throwing My Loop
Cub Scouts Visit Alliance of Indiana Rural Water's Spring Conference
Index to Advertisers
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2008