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Security and Preparedness -- Storm-related Power Outages: Are You Ready? (PDF)

  • Author(s): Thompson, Phil
  • Publications: Journal - American Water Works Association
  • Issue Date: April 2012
  • Volume / Number: 104, Number 4
  • Page(s): 22, 24-26
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2012.104.0062
  • Product Number: JAW_0075931
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Abstract

Having standby power available if a primary electrical power source fails - from severe weather, equipment malfunction, accidents, or terrorist attacks - is vital to a water utility's emergency operations plan. As the Suffolk (N.Y.) County Water Authority found out last summer, there is no better way to test preparedness than by weathering a potentially devastating large storm.

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