When designing a new water treatment / distribution or wastewater treatment / collection system it is important to understand the certification level the operator will need to have to operate the system. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has but together a few worksheets to help engineers determine the classification level of the system they are designing. It is recommended to reach out to ADEC to review the filled out worksheets and confirm the official system classification.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has many resources available on their website for water utilities. One that we found recently was their “Incident Action Checklists for Water Utilities”. These checklists help utilities prepare for and coordinate during natural and manmade disasters. Though the EPA has provided many checklists for a variety of different situations the following are ones that we believe are most useful to Utilities in Alaska:

Click Here to checkout the complete list of “Incident Action Checklists for Water Utilities”.