Water and wastewater treatment systems are considered prime targets of terrorists. Since the events of September 11, 2001, there has been an increased emphasis on developing and updating contingency/disaster plans for public facilities. The need to look at your disaster plans and review your plant security has never been greater.
Now is the time to look at your plant security: fencing, locks, facility access, gasoline distribution, chemical storage, internet access to computer-based control systems, and security procedures.
Security as a Resource
Secured water and wastewater systems are a key asset to any community. The health and safety of the citizens are enhanced through implementation of a security program.
We have engineers and technicians experienced in preparing and updating contingency plans and have been trained in the preparation of vulnerability assessments, a requirement of the USEPA for many communities. We can help you upgrade your disaster plans to meet current needs, and at the same time, ensure the plans are practical and usable.
Jones & Henry can help you with:
- Develop contingency plans
- Update existing plans
- Prepare vulnerability assessments
- Develop emergency response plans
- Prepare specifications for security devices and equipment
- Help you contract for equipment installation
- Review needs at satellite facilities such as storage tanks, lift stations, and reservoirs
- Provide training in the areas of security and disaster plan implementation
Improved system security and increased staff awareness are normally the result of our services. Public health protection is enhanced in this manner.