Hazard Mitigation for National Disasters, EPA

A simple guidebook for water and wastewater utilities to follow in the development of risk mitigation plans to address the full gamut of natural disasters, from earthquakes to hurricanes and beyond.

A simple guidebook for water and wastewater utilities to follow in the development of risk mitigation plans to address the full gamut of natural disasters, from earthquakes to hurricanes and beyond.

The report presents the case that is more cost effective to mitigate risks associated with disasters rather than repair damages after a disaster. Simple examples of risk mitigation techniques such as raising equipment above flood planes are given to support this. Utilities are encouraged to work with their communities to develop mitigation plans. The report provides simple steps to develop and fund mitigation plans. The report concludes with a case study of a Florida water/wastewater flood risk mitigation plan.

This is a useful reference for developing Mitigation Plans with useful links to other websites and sources. Easy to read and comprehend, well organized. Particularly useful for small and medium sized water and wastewater systems with limited resources and little to no experience or expertise in developing such plans. Highlights: Multiple references and reminders to coordinate program and activities with your Local Mitigation Planner; Many useful links, including links to FEMA’s Mitigation Funding Program.

This document can be seen here.

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Published: May 1, 2017 Updated: November 22, 2017