Emergency water supply planning guide for hospitals and health care facilities

In order to maintain daily operations and patient care services, health care facilities need to develop an Emergency Water Supply Plan (EWSP) to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partial interruption of the facilities’ normal water supply. Water supply interruption can be caused by several types of events such as natural disaster, a failure of the community water system, construction damage or even an act of terrorism.<br> The planning guide provides a four step process for the development of an EWSP:<br> 1. Assemble the appropriate EWSP Team and the necessary background documents for your facility;<br> 2. Understand your water usage by performing a water use audit;<br> 3. Analyze your emergency water supply alternatives; and<br> 4. Develop and exercise your EWSP