Water Works to Analyze the Risk

Haffbuhr, Jack
March 2004
Transmission & Distribution World;Mar2004 Supplement, Vol. 56, p12
Trade Publication
The article informs that the events of September 11,2001, activated a tidal wave of security measures at drinking water utilities, and the ripples of that moment now permeate every facet of the industry. Water utilities are in the business of protecting public health, so guarding against intentional Contamination or disruption of operations is an extension of their historical mission. The telecom sector's approach to reliability offers lessons to those operating vast electric power grids, natural gas pipelines and water delivery and wastewater systems. Extensive contingency planning is also in place.


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