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Coronavirus COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19

Up-to-date Travel Health Notices
wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

We have been working with State Rural Water Associations and others to create a list of resources about the Coronavirus, COVID-19.

"EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the, “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.”
  • 3-19-2020 | DHS Announcement: CISA Releases Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19

    Read more at cisa.gov/news/2020/03/19/cisa-releases-guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workers-during-covid-19

  • CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
  • Alabama Specific Information on the COVID-19.
    - Alabama Department of Public Health - alabamapublichealth.gov
    - Alabama Emergency Management Agency's Facebook Page - facebook.com/AlabamaEMA
     
  • CISA Insights - Risk Management for Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 containment and mitigation strategies will rely heavily on healthcare professionals and first responders detecting and notifying government officials of occurrences.  CISA Insights, Mar 6, 2020 (pdf)
     
  • Coronavirus And The Water Cycle - Here Is What Treatment Professionals Need To Know.  As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it's important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts.  Read more at Water Online.
     
  • Pandemic Flu Scenario  A tabletop exercise to prepare support staff for an outbreak.  Pandemic Flu Tabletop Exercise (pdf)
     
  • The Water Professional's Guide to COVID-19. Because this disease already has begun to spread worldwide, it is important that water sector professionals keep informed on the attributions of this virus and any measures needed to protect both workers and public health, in general. Read more at the Water Environment Federation website at wef.org/news-hub/wef-news/the-water-professionals-guide-to-the-2019-novel-coronavirus.
     

    Coronavirus COVID-19

    COVID-19

  • What Wastewater Systems Should Know About the Coronavirus. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, has become a growing concern for wastewater and public health facilities. Read more at mailchi.mp/smallwatersupply/3awpeaqebc-1308721?e=da05577ad3.
     
  • New COVID-19 Resources and Updates: WHO Technical Brief on Water and Wastewater Management, Water Research Foundation Webcast, and More. With growing international concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), water utilities should prepare for potential impacts to operations and to respond to customer inquiries about water safety. AWWA website at awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Resource-Topics/Coronavirus.
     
  • Business Continuity Plans for Water Utilities. The Water Research Foundation, in conjunction with AWWA and U.S. EPA, developed a business continuity planning guidance document, template, and online training video for water utilities.  Read more at waterisac.org/portal/library/business-continuity-plans-water-utilities.
     
  • Pandemic Impacts to Lifeline Critical Infrastructure DHS has published a Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Note examining the impact of a pandemic on the lifeline critical infrastructure, which includes the water and wastewater and energy sectors, at the local, regional, and national level, including the effects of absenteeism on these sectors.  Water ISAC Members only can visit waterisac.org/portal/impacts-pandemic-water-and-wastewater-and-energy-sectors.
     
  • Risk May Be Elevated for Wastewater Workers.  Highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  OSHA COVID-19 info at osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html.
     
  • Interim Guidance for Business and Employers to Plan and Respond to 2019 Novel Coronavirus. CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19. Go to cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html.
     
  • COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html.
     
  • FEMA's Business Continuity Planning Suite. This software was created for any business with the need to create, improve, or update its business continuity plan. ready.gov/business-continuity-planning-suite
     

 

Updated ARWA Information

Find updated information related to ARWA conferences, CEH training and the COVID-19 pandemic on the
ARWA Home Page.

 

AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference
Open for Registration
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort May 20-21, 2020
Panama City Beach, FL
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ARWA's 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference
Mobile, Alabama
Rescheduled
July 5 - 8, 2020
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Open for Registration

  
Proposed Operator Cert Regs and New AWIA Reqts (W/WW)
Online Training Webinar
April 2-was Anniston
April 16-was Eufaula
May 6-was Greenville
June 4-was Sheffield
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Grade II/III Water Certification Test Prep (W)
RESCHEDULED
MORE INFO SOON

Course starts
April 20-Thorsby
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Sustainable Utility Management (W/WW)
Online Training Webinar
May 14-was Auburn
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AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference (W/WW)
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
May 20-21, 2020
Panama City Beach, Florida
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ARWA's 42nd Annual Technical Training Conference (W/WW)
Mobile, Alabama

July 5 - 8, 2020
RESCHEDULED
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Water University
Utility Management Certification

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Water Loss Protection

The ARWA/NRWA ServLine Program protects your utility against losses from customers’ water leaks, and provides the opportunity for them to add service line repair replacement protection. Learn more.


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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.

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Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090 
Email: arwa@alruralwater.com
Website: www.alruralwater.com