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.
FEMA/CTWARN Supply Distribution Cloth Face Coverings-FEMA has indicated that there is a potential for the distribution of washable cloth face covers to all Water & Wastewater utilities in Connecticut. Distribution is to allocated at a rate of two face covers per full-time employee (FTE), with a priority given to on –site working staff only. In conjunction with CT Water & Wastewater Sector Security Working Group the CTWARN is asking that you will out the attached survey so that we may respond to FEMA with an accurate count of Reporting to Work employees, scheduling of distribution to the sector and allow for tracking of these masks. This is on a first come/first service basis as supplies are limited so we emphasis a time response to this request. Do not have to be a CTWARN member to participate
BEST PRACTICES FROM LOCAL UTILITIES
|Contractor Requirements||Bldg Entrance Questionnaire||Procedure for Cloth Face Cover|
|Chemical Delivery SOP during COVID-19||DPH Return To Service Guidance||Critical Care Decontamination System|
|EPA Flushing Guidence|
- Free Webinar Recording: Legal Aspects of COVID-19 for Water Utilities
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- COVID-19 response: water sector preparation, vigilance crucial - AWWA Connections article
- Customer communications during during COVID-19 pandemic - AWWA Public Affairs Advisory (member login required first to view)
- Coronavirus and water - AWWA Public Affairs Advisor