DHS Handles Water Treatment Plants
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a series of guidelines to water and water treatment plans to help them fight off the effects of a potential H1N1 pandemic. This report was released on August 12, 2009.
The CDC along with the DHS are not as much concerned about the effects that the pandemic will have on the water itself, that is unless there is a huge absence of public works officials. These people's work is essential to the treatment of the water. If we see an overwhelming lack of water treatment officials, you can guarantee there will need to an alternative means to cleaning our water systems.
The DHS is planning to implement an emergency employee guarantee for these water treatment facilities so to ensure the cleanliness of our drinking water.