Emergency Response Plan Handbook
This webpage is a collection of documents intended to aid public water systems in emergency preparedness. The sections and links below make up the sections of the Drinking Water Program's Public Water System Emergency Response Plan Handbook
The Handbook is designed to assist public water systems in assessing their potential vulnerabilities, in preparing basic emergency response procedures or a plan. Also included is regulatory and sampling information useful for small drinking water systems.
Front Cover (print on brightly colored paper for visibility)
Back Cover (print on brightly colored paper for visibility)
Spine Label (print on brightly colored paper for visibility)
Section 1: Emergency Information
Section 2: Emergency Response Plan
- Communications and Notifications
- Threat Evaluation
- Site Characterization and Sampling
- Sample Analysis
- Response Actions
Section 6: Is your well at risk of contamination? Maine's Source Water Assessment Program
Section 7: Staying in Compliance
Annual testing requirements are mailed to each water system in the first quarter of each year.
Section 8: Sampling Results
This section is reserved for your use to organize sample results and reports.