Water Safety Measures

In response to the terrorist acts of September 11, the United States Congress passed the "Public Health, Security, and Bioterrorism Preparedness Act" requiring that drinking water utilities serving more than 3,300 people conduct vulnerability assessments and develop emergency response plans.

EPA and its partners help utilities meet these requirements by developing tools and methodologies that:
  • Identify and prioritize threats to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Evaluate vulnerabilities and estimate consequences
  • Create modeling tools for vulnerability and consequence assessment and improved risk management
  • Plan for countermeasures to reduce the risk of intentional contamination
Gallatin Public Utilities has performed its vulnerability assessment and has implemented various security and emergency response measures to protect our drinking water facilities.

Reporting Suspicious Activity


“If you see something, say something” is a program designed to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism-related crimes and/or unusual, suspicious or criminal activities, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities. If you see something suspicious taking place then report that behavior or activity by calling 9-1-1. An alert public plays a critical role in keeping Tennessee safe.