Cities of Vacaville and Fairfield Public Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessments

Solano Irrigation Water Utility Public Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessments; integrated Emergency Operations Plans

Aanko was contacted by the cities of Vacaville and Fairfield, and the Solano Irrigation Water Utility to conduct vulnerability assessments of their water systems under USEPA guidelines to comply with the federal Bioterrorism Act requirements and to work with the cities to develop emergency operations plans for the integrated water systems. Aanko’s solutions were to conduct vulnerability assessments of infrastructure including wells, distribution lines, reservoirs, pump stations and other facilities, and provide performance-based recommendations for security enhancement. Aanko developed the emergency response operations plans for the three integrated systems, and assisted the cities in merging the respective plans into the overarching city plans. Aanko also provided a water system security vulnerability training course for employees at Fairfield and Vacaville, and consulted on water security design projects to protect domestic water sources.

The team evaluated the existing infrastructure, including wells, distribution lines, reservoirs, pump stations and other facilities, and provided performance-based recommendations for security enhancement, including all PSC and SCADA operations. Aanko also provided a water system security vulnerability training course for employees and consulted on water security design projects to protect water sources.

Part of the project included coordinated assessments with the US Bureau of Reclamation to integrate Lake Berryessa vulnerabilities and the Powerplant at Monticello Dam, including all PSC and SCADA operations. Phase II of the system security development again involved the Aanko Team to fully develop the Emergency Response Plan and coordinate regional public-private partnerships to meet USEPA guidelines under the Bioterrorism Act.

 

 

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