Coronavirus (COVID 19) Resources

The Pennsylvania Rural Water Association mission is to serve the water and wastewater industry across Pennsylvania. The stability of essential life services are needed now more than ever.  We are confident that the rural water industry will act with clear thinking composure and self-sacrifice in order to serve each community.  As we all face the challenge of the Coronavirus, this mission is at its most critical.  We urge every precaution to protect the security and operation of systems and also the health and well-being of system managers, operators, and support staff so that clean water flows without interruption.  Your association stands ready to assist you with any problem or emergency as always.  Email or Call (800) 653-7792!  We continue to coordinate with other PA agencies and gather all available resources. We are immediately trying to address the issues of operator shortages, supply chain, and the changing information coming out of Harrisburg.  Below is a list of links that can you navigate for the latest information.  We will update this page as more information becomes available.

Water Utility Resources
PA Public Utility Commission Emergency Declaration: PA PUC Emergency Order m-2020-3019244_031320.pdf
PA Warn: (717) 774-8870 and http://www.pawarn.org
PMAA: https://www.municipalauthorities.org/slide-show/covid-19
AWWA COVID19 Webinars: https://www.awwa.org/Events-Education/Webinars
PA-AWWA: https://www.paawwa.org/category/awwa-national-news
National Rural Water: https://nrwa.org/2020/03/nrwa-statement-on-the-covid-19-virus
Water Environment Federation: https://www.wef.org/news-hub/wef-news/the-water-professionals-guide-to-the-2019-novel-coronavirus
COVID-19 and Water Transmission: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html and https://www.wef.org/news-hub/current-priorities/coronavirus

Pennsylvania Resources
Posts: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Guide: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/
Live: https://pacast.com/live/doh
PA Unemployment Compensation: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

Nation and World Updates
EPA: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater
OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19
Johns Hopkins Real-Time Statistics by nation and state: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

General Resources and Guides
Center for Disease Control: Hand washing versus hand sanitizer
Protect vital function and personell by isolating staff to work zones, work groups, and work times

Email or Call (800) 653-7792!

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