AWIA Connection to Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity breach in Oldsmar, Florida drives home the importance of the cybersecurity recommendations included in America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been issuing warnings for more than a decade about the existence of hackers who aim to harm the nation’s electrical grid and water systems. The Risk and Read More

Upcoming Risk Assessment Deadline for Medium Size Community Water Systems

The first certification deadline under the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) for community water systems that serve 50,000-100,000 people is scheduled for December 31, 2020. Water systems within that size of population served (including consecutive system populations) need to submit an AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessment by the end of the year to be 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