AWIA Tools & Templates to Meet New Requirements

Community water systems are facing new requirements for water supply security, resiliency, and emergency response under the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released several tools in August to help utilities comply with AWIA requirements. The Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool (VSAT) helps water providers prepare an AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessment. Read More

What Does America’s Water Infrastructure Act Mean for Your Utility?

America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), more commonly referred to as AWIA, was signed into law rather quietly in October 2018. The Update has previously discussed AWIA, and as further details from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) are set to emerge in early August, we are going to dive deeper into the details in Read More

What are the Requirements of AWIA?

The benefits of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) include it is holistic and encompasses many risks that could pose a threat to a community’s water supply, and it seeks to prevent and mitigate those risks by protecting the nation’s water infrastructure. AWIA expands on the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 to ensure Risk and Resilience Assessments Read More

What Funding is Available for AWIA Compliance?

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) specifies funding for many important water infrastructure initiatives that affect communities across the nation. All in all, AWIA is a comprehensive law that provides widespread requirements and support, with the goal of ensuring all community water systems are able to best serve their communities. One of the highlights Read More

New Security & Emergency Response Requirements in America’s Water Infrastructure Act

New water supply security, resiliency, and emergency response requirements are included in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is expected to develop guidance materials for utilities by late summer of 2019, according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA). These materials should clarify what water providers need to do Read More