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U.S. EPA Urges Companies to Sign Up for WaterISAC Pro

U.S. EPA is offering American water companies and contract operators free 12-month subscriptions to the water and wastewater sector's official source of information on infrastructure protection, WaterISAC Pro. EPA is covering the cost for new subscribers given the importance of this resource for utility security, emergency preparedness and public health.

Multiple people in each utility company or contract operator may sign up. New subscribers may include the executive office, security and emergency response teams, communications staff, I.T. managers, lab personnel, plant managers, the general counsel’s office and others. More than 2,500 people already subscribe.

"American Water uses WaterISAC routinely," says American Water’s Sr. director of operational risk management. "Information from the service assists us in evaluating risk and in our security planning efforts."

WaterISAC Pro is a one-stop shop of information, found solely on its secure portal, such as:

  • Hundreds of secure documents on best practices and threats to utilities and public health
  • Vulnerability assessment tools
  • Water security and all-hazards emergency preparedness materials
  • Biological and chemical agent databases
  • Analysis from a 24/7 on-call intelligence analyst

In addition, WaterISAC Pro subscribers are eligible to take part in timely, pertinent webinars. Upcoming sessions will cover contingency planning and business continuity. Previous webinars covered the current threat environment facing water systems, presented by the FBI, lessons learned from natural disasters, insider threats and the National Incident Management System.

Click here to learn more and subscribe.