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Emergency Preparedness

Community water supplies must develop an emergency operations plan for the provision of water under emergency circumstances, including earthquakes, floods, tornados, and other disasters. The emergency operations plan must include a review of the methods and means by which alternative supplies of drinking water could be provided in the event of destruction, impairment or contamination of community water supply. The community water supply must review its emergency operations plan at least every three years and revise the plan as necessary. The community water supply must maintain the emergency operations plan on site and make it available to the Agency, upon request. Guidance for developing these plans can be found at Emergency Prepardness in Illinois or Emergency Drinking Water Supply Guidance US EPA