Emergency Response Plan
it’s that time of year again, the time to review your emergency planning. As you know every water utility across our great state is required to have a plan for all types of emergencies, especially since the hurricane season starts the first of June. Now is the perfect time to start reviewing your utilities’, or your treatment plant’s, ERP plans for emergencies. There are numerous types of emergencies that could impact your ability to service your customers. Make sure you include them in your plan, so review them as well. Some uncommon issues and events to plan around are:.
The purpose of the FWPCOA is to protect the health of the citizens & preserve the natural resources We accomplish this by advancing the professional status of water and wastewater operators, providing a licensing system, and arranging training programs. The association works in cooperation with the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FS/AWWA), the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Educational System.
The FWPCOA is an organization of members who are engaged in the production, treatment and distribution of drinking water; the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater; and/or the collection and treatment of stormwater. Our goal is to provide quality technical training and outreach to system operators on issues and topics that impacts the services we provide and our role as water, wastewater, and stormwater specialists.
To help organize and provide better service, the state of Florida is divided into 13 regions.