Navigation Links
Water Community Stresses Importance of Security During Drinking Water Week

As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joins water professionals across North America in encouraging everyone to play a role in keeping our water supplies and systems secure.

Denver, CO (Vocus) May 6, 2010 -- As Drinking Water Week continues, American Water Works Association (AWWA) joins water professionals across North America in encouraging everyone to play a role in keeping our water supplies and systems secure.

As everyday guardians of public health and safety, water and wastewater professionals are committed to measures that reduce risks from vandalism, terrorism and natural disasters, while protecting drinking water from the risk of contamination.

In this new era of security, water utilities are continually evaluating security measures and practices. They are investing in physical security, cyber-security and contaminant monitoring technologies. At the same time, utility emergency response planning has advanced significantly in recent years. This includes vulnerability assessments and emergency response plans required by the Public Health Protection and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.

"It's important to remember that we all play a role in protecting our community water supplies and facilities," says AWWA President Craig Woolard. "If you see unusual activity nearby a water facility, a drinking water reservoir or at a fire hydrant, please don't hesitate to call the police and alert your water provider."

The water community will continue work on its security-related efforts, including the ongoing development of security standards and guidance, and the creation of water and wastewater agency response networks (WARNs). More information can be found at

About Drinking Water Week

For more than 35 years, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe water in North America. AWWA has more than 60,000 members worldwide and its 4,500 utility members serve 80 percent of the U.S. population.

For more information on what only tap water delivers, please visit

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

Greg Kail

# # #

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Jumping On Water Hits Amazon Bestseller List
2. Biomedical Industry Jobs Critical to California's Economic Recovery, Finds California Healthcare Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers
3. Senator J. Hartley and Representatives Noujaim and Berger Celebrate Kool Smiles Opening in Waterbury
4. DynGlobal and Project Hope Partner to Bring Permanent Clean Water Solutions to Devastated Haiti
5. Cautious Optimism Begins, Pessimism Declines on U.S. and Global Economies Among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers Q4 2009 Manufacturing Barometer
6. Control Winter Pet Dander with earthbath's New Waterless Grooming Foam for Dogs
7. Employer Satisfaction With Health Insurers Is Declining, Finds PricewaterhouseCoopers Study
8. Employer Satisfaction with Health Insurers is Declining, Finds PricewaterhouseCoopers Study
9. Body-Jet Water-Assisted Liposuction Launched by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon: New Cosmetic Procedure to be Introduced at Free Educational Seminar
10. AquaNatal Birth Center Gives Away a Waterbirth Package to Celebrate the Successful MAMA Campaign
11. Statement from American Water Works Association on the Environmental Working Group's report on Tap Water Quality Testing and Violations
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Water Community Stresses Importance of Security During Drinking Water Week  
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board ... become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon ... beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & ... and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to ... with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for ... for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in ... reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a ... has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ... accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 ... characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a ... amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness ... cancer risks. ... Oncology calculated that more than 10 million American ... mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 ... display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor ... clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, ... ... ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... 2017   Provista, a proven leader in ... in purchasing power, today announced a new resource area ... Newsroom is the online home for case studies, ... bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: