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Drinking Water Emergency Planning

All community water systems are required to have an Emergency Operations Plan. Division of Water Resources has prepared the following emergency planning resources to assist water systems in the preparation of their Emergency Operations Plan.

"Public Water System Emergency Operations Plan Guidance Documents"

The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also produces valuable emergency response guidance materials.

"Response Protocol Toolbox: Planning for and Responding to Contamination Threats to Drinking Water Systems" is an EPA guidance document to assist water systems in the response planning for an intentional contamination threat and/or incident. The Toolbox consists of 7 PDF documents (an overview and 6 modules). The links to the 7 pdf files are located under "Water Security Publications".