Washington, D.C. — Maintaining and repairing aging drinking water infrastructure remains a significant challenge for the water sector. Utilities must be able to increase their readiness and resilience to potential all-hazard incidents and adapt to future hazards that may impact their ability to provide safe and clean drinking water.

EPA is releasing the Route to Resilience (RtoR) tool that will help small- and medium-sized drinking water and wastewater utilities learn more about becoming resilient to all-hazards such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and contamination incidents. The interactive desktop application guides utilities through five stops along the Route to Resilience:

  • Assess,
  • Plan,
  • Train,
  • Respond, and
  • Recover.

RtoR also provides utilities with a custom report that highlights products and tools that will help utilities on their path to resilience.

To download the tool, visit: https://www.epa.gov/waterresilience/route-resilience-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities.