New H2O Rules

Drinking water systems are now responsible for conducting Risk and Resilience Assessments and developing/updating Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) under the newly enacted America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018.  

What does that mean for your community?

A utility serving 50,000-99,999 people has until Dec. 31, 2020 to complete a risk and resilience assessment which is an evaluation of vulnerabilities, threats and consequences from potential hazards to your water system.

Smaller utilities, serving 3,301-49,999 people, have until June 30, 2021 to do the same.

Within six months after completing the Risk and Resilience Assessments, Section 2013 of AWIA Act also requires drinking water utilities to develop or update their Emergency Response Plans and submit a certificate of completion to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Every five years, utilities are also required to certify with the EPA that they have reviewed their RRA and ERP and made any necessary revisions.

We have assembled a team of experts to help your community’s drinking water utility comply with these new federal regulations.

Our multi-discipline engineering firm has more than 20 years of experience in risk, threat and vulnerability assessments, cybersecurity, utility engineering and emergency preparedness – all essential skills for successfully completing the new AWIA requirements.

Let the experts at Fleis & VandenBrink help you comply with these new regulations. Contact Kelly Hon today to assess your options at 517.438.0422 or email khon@fveng.com. You can also provide your contact information below and we will contact you.