HW Planners Support Documentation and Essential Utility Functions During a Pandemic
The Horsley Witten team of experienced emergency preparedness planners are actively supporting COVID-19 response remotely in our nation’s capital by working with the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) Incident Management Team.
DC Water distributes drinking water and collects and treats wastewater for more than 672,000 residents and 17.8 million annual visitors (during a normal year) in the District of Columbia. DC Water also provides wholesale wastewater treatment services for 1.6 million people in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. As critical infrastructure and a key resource, DC Water continues to operate 24/7 providing drinking water and wastewater services to residents and businesses as well as federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
HW’s emergency preparedness staff are well versed in both the National Incident Management and Incident Command Systems and participate remotely in daily COVID-19 planning and operations meetings held by DC Water’s Office of Emergency Management. The planners assist the Authority’s Incident Management Team pandemic response through the development of comprehensive Incident Action Plans (IAP).
The IAP is a tool used to manage DC Water’s common operating picture during this pandemic and to keep workers safe while executing their mission and essential functions. HW has worked closely with DC Water for many years and is proud to help during this unprecedented time in our country.
Stay safe, stay well, stay home.