Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox Updated

May 02, 2013

Toolbox addresses the spectrum of situations that generate drinking water advisories

CDC Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly updated Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox is a practical guide and protocol for communicating with stakeholders and the public about water advisories.

The toolbox focuses on water systems and addresses the spectrum of situations that generate drinking water advisories, from a water main break to a hurricane, a drop in pressure to intentional contamination.

Users will find information on how to plan for, develop, implement and evaluate drinking water advisories. The toolbox includes instructions on how to prepare before an event, what to do during an event, templates and tools to use, and recommendations for follow-up actions and assessments after an event to enable water systems to communicate effectively with partners and the public in order to protect public health.

The toolbox includes:

  • A comprehensive website, with features to make finding, using and customizing information quick and easy;
  • Book format with table of contents;
  • Web pages optimized for easy printing with appropriate page breaks;
  • More than 40 downloadable and customizable tools and templates in Microsoft Word format, including checklists, fact sheets and press releases;
  • Spanish-language frequently asked questions lists;
  • Links to online resources and a full bibliography; and
  • A complete PDF document that includes all content, tools and templates.

Visit the Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox here.

Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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