U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthcare and Public Health Sector. (2014). Planning for Water Supply Interruptions: A Guide for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities.
This information sheet highlights some of the impacts of a water interruption and poses questions to ask to help facilities prepare for an interruption. Additionally, it provides information on existing resources that can help facilities develop and implement their preparedness strategy, including information related to the Joint Commission Emergency Management Standards for hospitals to have a plan to respond to a 96-hour denial of service for all utilities, including water and wastewater services.