To help water and wastewater managers integrate the 17 other U.S. Department of Homeland Security “critical infrastructure/key resource (CI/KR)” sectors — such as agriculture and banking — into a communitywide plan for ensuring continued service, U.S. EPA's newly launched Community-Based Water Resiliency initiative includes a downloadable self-assessment program.

In particular, “Key Features” shows how utilities of all sizes and in various locations are using the framework to improve security by developing all-hazards protective programs.

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