Before an emergency occurs, develop a radiological emergency operations plan that is utility-specific. Advance planning can provide clarity and facilitate the decision-making process. Guidance on developing emergency drinking water supplies is available from EPA.
During an emergency, public drinking water systems can:
- Treat contaminated water
- Establish interconnections to neighboring systems
- Blend water sources
- Work with state or local government authorities to provide water in tanker trucks and/or bottled water