Water Security and Safety
Private Water Service Providers and Security
Water security is an important responsibility of all private water service providers. Utilities adopt an all-hazards approach to detect, prevent and respond to natural and man-made threats. This emphasis on resiliency to such threats as chemical, biological and radiological contamination as well as natural and man-made physical damage to assets is an integral part of a utility's security standards. Our members have been at the forefront of water security for years — well before the federal government or Congress mandated stringent security measures.
Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC)
The NAWC is active in the Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) and other industry and government activities to promote security in the water industry. In September 2004, pursuant to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, the WSCC was formed by eight of the preeminent water and wastewater organizations:
The WSCC consists of 16 owner/operator representatives and eight association staff. View more information here.
To learn about water security, we encourage you to explore the following links: