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Critical infrastructure program

Critical Infrastructure Program

Wastewater Sub-sector

What is critical infrastructure
What is “Critical Infrastructure?”

Those systems and assets – both physical and cyber – so vital to the states, localities and nation that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on national, state and local security, economic security, and/or public health and safety.

Current task
Current Task:

Define State “Critical Infrastructure” Criteria for wastewater sector

Must be:

  • Quantifiable

  • Readily available information

  • Meet overall criteria

Federal criteria
Federal Criteria

Waste water treatment facilities, waste water collection systems and pumping systems (force mains) or wastewater storage system(s) that serve populations greater than one million people

What does it mean to be critical infrastructure
What does it mean to be critical infrastructure?

  • Currently, tracked in database solely for use of incident commanders

  • Possible future funding for security planning and capital upgrades

  • Possible future increased security planning requirements

Proposed washington state criteria
Proposed Washington state criteria

  • Wastewater treatment facilities that store on-site more than 1500 pounds gaseous chlorine

  • A POTW that has treated wastewater, or combined sewer discharges upstream of a drinking water surface intake