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During an Event: Issuing an Advisory


A drinking water advisory can occur at any time. Water systems must act quickly when an event is suspected or identified. The first action must be to assess the situation and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for issuing a drinking water advisory.

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Figure 4: Issuing a Drinking Water Advisory Flow Chart. The Primacy Agency and the Water System can go through the following steps. 1) Advisory Triggered; 2) Assess Scope, scale, severity; 3) Identify geographical boundaries and notify partners; 4) Notify and coordinate with consecutive, wholesale, and neighboring systems, local jurisdictions, and other partners; 5) Develop messages; 6) Identify communication responsibilities; 7) Coordinate, execute communication to affected agencies and jurisdictions and brief elected and public officials; 8)Issue Advisory; 9)Assess and monitor; 10) Determine if the situation is corrected; 11) End advisor; 12) Evaluate

Figure 4: Issuing a Drinking Water Advisory Flow Chart.

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