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This report presents the recommendations of the
National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) on water security practices, incentives, and measures.
A draft report was prepared by the NDWAC’s Water Security Working Group (WSWG). The WSWG was
composed of a diverse set of interests and perspectives on water security, including representatives of public and
private and large and small water and wastewater utilities, public health agencies and advocates, environmental
regulators, rate setters, and public interest groups. The charge from the Council to the WSWG was to develop
findings that address security practices, incentives for improvements in security, and measures of security
In response to this charge, the WSWG reached consensus on 18 findings that:
This document may be useful in efforts to plan with local water utility partners for contaminated water response protocols.