Thursday, March 31, 2016

DEP Participates In Drinking Water Emergency Table-Top Exercise

The Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently hosted a table-top exercise regarding a how both agencies respond to natural disasters or man-made events that affect a public water supply system.
Approximately 25-30 staff from DEP’s Northeast Regional Office took part in the event, along with representatives from several municipalities and operators of public water supply system.
The exercise focused on response time, outreach to the public, communication to the public regarding updates on events and how each municipality’s emergency response plans are up-to-date in dealing with emergency scenarios.
The June 2015 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Adams County was one example used in how to prepare for emergencies.
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(Reprinted from the March 31 DEP News.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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