New Jersey Creates New Resiliency Guidance Docs
March 28, 2014
Editor’s Note: Although originally proposed as an article for ASDWA’s Security Notes blog, ASDWA believes that these documents should also be of use and interest to those of you who work in the small systems arena. Note the special emphasis given to the value of Asset Management plans. Take a look at how infrastructure resiliency has an impact on DWSRF applications. Don’t let the “security” label fool you…this is sustainability, resiliency, and technical, managerial, and financial capabilities combined!
Hurricane Sandy, as well as other significant events, exposed vulnerabilities in New Jersey’s water/wastewater infrastructure. As a result, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently completed four (4) technical guidance documents designed to promote resiliency and sustainability for NJ’s Water Sector. The NJDEP intends to work cooperatively with their regulated systems to implement measures that enhance the State’s ability to sustain Water Sector operations throughout a broad range of meteorological or man-made conditions.
The documents can be accessed through the NJDEP’s Division of Water Supply & Geoscience website http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply under “What’ New” or the Division of Water Quality webpage at http://www.nj.gov/dep/dwq under “Featured Topics”.
Direct links to individual guidance documents are provided below:
- Emergency Response Planning: http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/pdf/dwerp.pdf
- Asset Management Planning: http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/pdf/guidance-amp.pdf
- Auxiliary Power: http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/pdf/guidance-ap.pdf
- Infrastructure Resiliency: http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/pdf/guidance-ifp.pdf