One consequence of the events of September 11th (9/11) is a heightened concern among citizens in the United States over the security of their drinking water supply. For the past few years, the drinking water industry, in cooperation with
the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been working on projects to enhance security and protection. Many of these projects were underway prior to the attacks of September 11th and, subsequently, are already completed or near completion. Through these efforts, water utilities
have already taken many straightforward, common sense actions to increase security and reduce threats from terrorism. Many of these actions are recommended by the American Water Works Association, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies and other leading professional organizations.
These recommendations include: