The Orange CountyRegional Water and Wastewater Multi-HazardMitigation Plan has been approved by the 20participating agencygoverning boards, the
State Office of Emergency Management and theFederal EmergencyManagement Agency.
The 2006 calendar year was full of accomplishments for the WEROC staff and its member agencies.Projects ranging from National Incident Management System training for over 600 utility staff to 20 agencies working together to write the Orange County Regional Water and Wastewater Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.Check out the following presentation to see what opportunities exist for the WEROC program in 2007!
NIMS compliance feels like the big threatening federalmonster in the corner, but it really is much easier than many think.That is not to say that there isn'tplenty of work to be done for each utility to meetthecompliance guidelines by September 31, 2007.FEMA has released the 2007 NIMS Guidance for Local Agencies .In addition, WEROC will be hosting several trainings and workshops to assist agencies with their compliance activities. A multi-page document is attached with the FEMA guidance materials and a flyer for the trainings.
The Bird Flu can not be transmitted through thewater distribution
system,but a pandemic flu of any
kind is a concern to all water utilities. Imagineif
the bird flu progressed to a Pandemic and 40 percent of your staff was
home sick or taking care of a family member. Could your utility still operate
safely and efficiently? Would your primary vendors be available? Ensure
the continuity of your utility by being prepared.