ARWA AWIA Assistance
What is AWIA and Risk and Resiliency?
Read below an excerpt from https://www.epa.gov/waterresilience/awia-section-2013
On October 23, 2018, America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law. AWIA Section 2013
requires community (drinking) 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
Register Notice for New Risk Assessments and Emergency Response Plans for Community Water
For more information concerning America's Water Infrastructure Act, please see https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3021/text
How Can ARWA Help?
- Option 1 - You could go to EPA's website and complete your obligation on your own. (links above)
- Option 2 - Your ARWA Circuit Rider could assist you with the process and help you to complete your plan and remain in compliance for FREE.
- Option 3 - You could reach out to ARWA's Associate Member network and pay them for assistance. Their offerings are different from ARWA's FREE assistance and will offer you varying reports that go above and beyond the minimum regulatory requirements. This may be appropriate for your utility. This will be for you to decide, but we're happy to help answer any questions you may have if you would like to reach out to our office and discuss the options.
ARWA FREE Solution
Contact your Circuit Rider for FREE assistance.
ARWA Associate Partner Offerings
Of our vast Associate Network, there are two (2) companies that specialize in Risk and Resiliency Assessments. These are:
- Squad Consulting Associates
- SEMS Technologies - https://semstechnologies.com/
Squad Consulting offers you a turn-key experience, assisting in all aspects of Risk and Resiliency which will result in an in-depth plan for your group's use.
SEMS Technologies can provide you with easy-to-use software that will ensure you can complete and update your Risk and Resiliency Plan on your own.
Whichever method you choose to complete your R&R requirements, your ARWA Circuit Riders will be available to you for assistance.
Please do not hesistate to reach out to us today for assistance in planning for and meeting your AWIA requirements.
- Find information about your Circuit Riders on the Circuit Rider information page of this website.
- Additionally, learn more on our Basic Utility Readiness Guide
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We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.
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