A host of organizations have announced a multitude of resources aimed at helping those needing information about recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Though the announcements were pinpointed on Harvey when released, they are applicable to the situation in Florida as well. Follow the links below for additional information.
The Water Quality Association has launched a new crisis response blog on its website to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies. Among the resources is a guide that touches on five key things to know about water following severe flooding. Included in the guide is information for private well owners along with information about boil water orders and water treatment equipment. In addition, the Texas Water Quality Association has also posted informational updates and resource locator links on its blog.
The bottled water industry is playing a vital role by providing millions of bottles of clean, safe drinking water to those in need in Houston and along the Gulf Coast. This is being done through direct donations, giving water to charitable organizations and contracts with FEMA.
Endress+Hauser and its partner, Vector Controls and Automation Group in LaPorte, Texas, are coordinating efforts to get chemical plants and refineries devastated by Hurricane Harvey back on line. More than 70 technicians and engineers are in the area and Endress+Hauser is anticipating needs by increasing production at its US manufacturing facilities. The companies will be providing 24/7 support as customers work to get operations back online.
The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) announced its members are mobilized to provide assistance to the areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. WWEMA represents drinking water and wastewater technology providers that serve the municipal and industrial sectors.