Waugh Infrastructure Management, an NZ-based asset management consulting company, blogged about the “Business Continuance Plan for Water Supply in Case of Pandemic” document they created in 2009 for one of their clients.
Written and published by Ross Waugh, the blog post says:
Back in 2009, New Zealand prepared for a possible bird flu pandemic, which from a planning point of view, gave authorities a scenario to prepare for.
Government Departments and Local Authorities completed pandemic preparation plans at that time, which have been invaluable resources in the preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of our clients in 2009 engaged Waugh Infrastructure to prepare a specific ‘Business Continuance Plan for Water Supply in Case of Pandemic.’
In times of any major natural events or pandemic such as the Covid-19, water supply continuance is crucial.
So, Ross reviewed the “Business Continuance Plan for Water Supply” document. The main goal of the document was to make sure that the public water supplies continue to operate during a pandemic.
The content are listed below:
- Purpose of Plan
- Key Assumptions
- Description of Water Activity – supplies, treatment plants
- Operating and Maintenance Documents
- Key Staff – Water Operators, Housing of Water Operators and Families, Housing Protocol, Water Activity Staff and Succession Planning
- Service Provision Objectives and Requirements
- Supplies – Personal Protection Equipment, Supply of Fuel, Supply of Chemicals,
- Contingency Plans – Boil Water Notices, Tanker Suppliers and Tanker Availability, Restriction of Flow to Essential Customers Only, Power Outage, Phone Outage
He shared three valuable insights that might help you as you plan and implement in relation to your program against the Covid-19 outbreak.
To read more on the asset management planning insights that Ross shared in his blog, please CLICK on the link below: