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Archive by tag: emergencyReturn
Improving water infrastructure reduces risk of emergency
If water emergencies concern you, you are not alone. A 2023 survey of water professionals called the State of the Water Industry indicated the nation’s aging water infrastructure is the second-most concerning challenge facing the sector. But help is on the way.
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Keep your water pipes warm during wintry weather
As winter’s grip tightens and January temperatures fall, it is important to take proper precautions for your home’s water pipes. This is important because water expands as it freezes, putting pressure on the pipes, which can cause them to break.
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Flooding in Northeast United States reminds us to plan for emergencies
Recent flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall in New England, particularly Massachusetts, highlights the importance of being ready for emergencies.
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Hawaiian officials draw on wildfire lessons from the past
The devastating wildfires in Hawaii have been heartbreaking from afar and their widespread impacts on the community continue to unfold. Based on lessons learned from previous wildfires, officials are recommending people in Hawaii, especially those in hard-hit Maui, use bottled water or fill jugs at water tankers (called water buffalos) until safe drinking water service is restored.
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What’s your water emergency plan?

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What’s your water emergency plan?
Although it’s rare that a water utility experiences an interruption in its ability to deliver safe and reliable drinking water, the recent boil water advisories in Houston shine a light on the value of being prepared for emergencies.
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In case of emergency

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In case of emergency
It’s nearly impossible to anticipate exactly when an emergency might occur and how they might impact us, but we can plan to try to minimize any inconvenience.
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| Categories: | Tags: Kentucky, natural disaster, emergency, flood, boil, do not drink, prepare | View Count: (586) | Bookmark and Share
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New study about bottled water

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New study about bottled water
A new study about bottled water has brought the discussion of whether and when consumers should buy bottled water.
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Stay cool under boil water advisories

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Stay cool under boil water advisories
What are boil water advisories and why are they necessary
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| Categories: | Tags: boil water advisory, Texas, tap water, safety, healthy, natural disaster, Safe Drinking Water Act, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, source | View Count: (1210) | Bookmark and Share
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Stay ahead of natural disasters

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Stay ahead of natural disasters
Be assured that water utilities work hard to ensure the safety and delivery of water, especially during natural disasters and emergencies.
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Get prepared during National Preparedness Month
When natural disasters happen, it can get our minds going as to what we can do to be prepared if we're ever faced with such disasters or other emergencies.
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| Categories: | Tags: National Preparedness Month, natural disasters, hurricanes, flooding, Department of Homeland Security, Ready.gov, emergency kit, emergency plan, water emergencies | View Count: (1974) | Bookmark and Share