AWIA Compliance

What we do for you

For both initial compliance and renewal submissions, we can assist you with completing the required Risk and Resilience Assessment (RRA) and Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for compliance with the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). We utilize the latest EPA, industry and proprietary guidance documents and tools to gather the needed information and produce compliant RRAs and ERPs in a cost-effective manner. AWIA compliance requires the coordination of numerous water utility resources. Our experience and expertise let you successfully accomplish your required compliance with minimal disruption from normal activities.

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“On a recent RMP inspection, we received no fines and had a smooth, trouble-free inspection thanks to MunicipalH2O and their unique pre-inspection review process. We are very pleased with the compliance services they provide to our facility.”

Steve Shelnutt – City of Orlando

AWIA Regulation Overview

Passed by Congress in October 2018, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) requires each community water system serving more than 3,300 people to develop Risk and Resilience Assessments (RRAs) that considers the risks to the water system from malevolent acts and natural hazards. The law also requires an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for the water system to be developed, or the existing ERP for the water system be updated, based on the results of the completed RRA. The law specifies the components that the RRA and ERP must address and establishes deadlines by which water systems must certify to EPA that the RRA and ERP have been completed. Wastewater treatment plants are not currently required to meet AWIA requirements.

Each community water system must submit a certification to EPA that the system conducted the RRA. Additionally, an ERP addressing the findings of that completed RRA must be done within six months after submission and certification of the RRA. Every five years, each community water system must review and, if necessary, revise the RRA and submit a recertification to the EPA. The original deadlines for submitting the RRA & ERP for certification are based on the population served by the water system and are shown below.

Population Served Certification Original Deadline Next Submission Deadline
≥ 100,000
RRA
3/31/2020
+ 5 years
50,000 - 99,999
RRA
12/31/2020
+ 5 years
3,301 - 49,999
RRA
6/30/2021
+ 5 years
≥ 100,000
ERP
9/30/2020
+ 5 years
50,000 - 99,999
ERP
6/30/2021
+ 5 years
3,301 - 49,999
ERP
12/31/2021
+ 5 years