AARC has developed the following strategy to determine water system security needs:
  • Assess geographic area and customer base to establish preparedness measures
  • Review the utility infrastructure, processes, and operations
  • Inventory and audit existing physical security systems
  • Assess cyber vulnerability and protection
  • Recommend employee training and background check procedures
  • Develop recommended security improvements by applying and refining the AwwaRF/Sandia models for public water systems
  • Update Emergency Response Plans, incorporating an Incident Command System for managing emergencies that require interagency coordination, and other specific measures to address the threat of contamination and sabotage
AARC brings a thorough knowledge of water system operations and design, from dam protection and treatment process understanding, to distri