America’s Water Infrastructure Act Risk & Resilience Assessments/Emergency Response Plans
The EPA’s America’s Water Infrastructure Act requires community water systems serving more than 3,300 people to develop or update risk assessments and emergency response plans (ERPs). The law specifies the components that the risk assessments and ERPs must address and establishes deadlines by which water systems must certify to EPA completion of the risk assessment and ERP. The Prestige Analytics team, supported by our partner TAL Global, conducted a comprehensive Risk and Resiliency Assessments (RRA) and developed Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) for the City of Oceanside, Vista Irrigation District, and Valley Center Municipal Water District; to bring them in compliance with the America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA).
As part of the RRA process, the Prestige Team utilized the widely recognized Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP) framework for analyzing and managing the risks associated with terrorist attacks against critical infrastructure assets. For the ERP development, Prestige Analytics utilized the concepts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 to develop tailored plans for each water agency and ensured that each plan was in alignment not only with the EPA, but also with current State and local emergency management standards, to include NIMs and SEMS.