Water systems are part of the critical infrastructure of every community. Without water, there cannot be a healthy and hygienic community. This is doubly important in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It is the responsibility of drinking water professionals to ensure that pure, safe water is continuously distributed to all of the customers in a system. Public water systems should develop a plan to maintain continuity of business operations in the event of pandemic flu.
Develop a plan to maintain continuity of business operations in the event of pandemic flu.
Business continuity is something that public water systems should always strive for, but it is not always easily achieved. In the event of a disaster, there are challenges to our business that must be part of a system's planning.
Pandemic flu presents challenges to business continuity that may not be obvious at first. Below are some questions that arise when you begin to evaluate how a pandemic flu event could affect a water system.
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