AWIA 2018 Impacts to Water and Wastewater Utilities
America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law in October of 2018. Under this law, and for the first time since the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, utilities are required to conduct risk and resilience assessments (formerly called vulnerability assessments) and prepare or revise emergency response plans. Community water systems serving more than 3,300 customers are required to conduct a risk and resilience assessment. West Yost’s attached Industry Update provides information on achieving compliance and building resilience in the water sector.