Wildfires Threaten California – EPA Tools for Water Utilities


FROM EPA: Preparedness and Response – Tools for Water Utilities

Wildfires have caused major damage to homes and infrastructure in communities across California. EPA has developed several tools to help utilities respond to and recover from a variety of hazards, including wildfires. For area-specific information, pay attention to current watches and warnings issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office and available on the Response On-The-Go mobile application.

Wildfire Incident Action Checklist
This “rip and run” checklist outlines key actions that can be taken immediately before, during and after wildfires to mitigate impacts.

Click Here to Access the Wildfire Incident Action Checklist

Response-On-The-Go Mobile App

The EPA has a new mobile app for iPhone and Android for helping response personnel and water utility operators access key response information – including severe weather watches and warnings, emergency contacts, emergency checklists, damage assessment forms, and ICS resources – on your mobile device during an emergency.

Download the Response-on-the-Go  Mobile App

Federal Funding for Utilities in Natural Disasters (Fed FUNDS)

The Fed FUNDS tool helps drinking water and wastewater utilities identify pre- and post-disaster funding opportunities and offers tips on how to apply for the funding that best matches your utility’s needs.

Access Federal Funds