Planning for Water Supply Interruptions A Guide for Hospitals Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Councils. (2014). Planning for Water Supply Interruptions: A Guide for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
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. A similar resource on planning for power outages can be found here:
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