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Provo Water Company: Storm Preparation and Response Objectives

Ensure Safety and Minimize Risk:

Take all practical precautions in advance to minimize and prevent injury to staff and loss or damage to Provo Water Company’s property during a hurricane. This includes securing facilities, protecting equipment, and ensuring the safety of all employees.

Maintain Continuous Communication:

Establish and maintain clear communication channels with customers, staff, and local authorities before, during, and after the storm. This ensures timely updates on water service status and emergency procedures, enhancing community preparedness and response.

Pre-emptive System Protection:

Implement a comprehensive hurricane preparation program to safeguard the integrity of the water supply and distribution systems. This includes inspecting and reinforcing infrastructure, securing backup power sources, and stockpiling necessary materials and supplies.

Swift Restoration of Services:

Develop and execute a predetermined plan for the rapid restoration of water services post-hurricane. This involves prioritizing critical areas, coordinating with emergency response teams, and mobilizing resources efficiently to restore normal operations as quickly as possible.

Post-Storm Evaluation and Improvement:

Conduct thorough assessments of the impact on systems and services after the storm. Gather data to evaluate the effectiveness of the preparation and response efforts, and identify areas for improvement to enhance future hurricane preparedness and resilience.

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