EPA Tools and Resources


America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) Resources

AWIA Factsheet – This document provides an overview of the new requirements, deadlines, frequently asked questions and information concerning resources and tools.

Baseline Information on Malevolent Acts for Community Water Systems (CWSs) - This document provides baseline information on malevolent act threat categories and corresponding threat likelihoods relevant to drinking water and wastewater systems. 

Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool Web 2.0 – This updated version of the Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool assists drinking water and wastewater systems in conducting an AWIA-compliant Risk and Resilience Assessment.

Emergency Response Plan Template and Instructions – This updated emergency response plan guidance provides a template and instructions for drinking water systems to develop or revise an AWIA-compliant Emergency Response Plan. 

Online Certification System - This online portal allows CWSs to certify completion of the Risk and Resilience Assessments and Emergency Response Plan online and receive reminders. 














Water Quality Surveillance and Response System (SRS) Capabilities Assessment Tool

This tool helps drinking water utilities identify existing SRS capabilities, assess these capabilities relative to target capabilities, and develop potential enhancements to meet their unique SRS goals and objectives. The tool provides an easy starting point for utilities interested in implementing an SRS. 

SRS Capabilities Assessment Tool

Updated Power Resilience Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities

EPA updated its Power Resilience Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities in June 2019 to provide utilities with more information and strategies for strengthening their relationships with their electric providers and increasing their resilience to power outages.   The new additions include:

Five new case studies, on topics including the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, on-site power, microgrids and long-term generator use
Expanded information on generator ratings and regulations
Additional information on generator servicing requirements
More tips on fuel supply planning
New section on Black Sky Planning
New Appendix A: Existing Generator Information Sheet

New Appendix B: Generator Request Information Form

Power Resilience Guide