Public comment period to open for new security standard

The American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental and Water Resources Institute announced it will conduct a public comment period on a new standard, Guidelines for the Physical Security of Wastewater Utilities. The public comment period will be held from February 20, 2008 through April 7, 2008. The standard applies to physical security for wastewater collection and treatment systems (also known as sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems), as well as stormwater systems...

RESTON, VA, Jan. 18, 2008 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE/EWRI) announced it will conduct a public comment period on a new standard, Guidelines for the Physical Security of Wastewater Utilities. The public comment period will be held from February 20, 2008 through April 7, 2008.

The standard applies to physical security for wastewater collection and treatment systems (also known as sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems), as well as stormwater systems; it covers wastewater treatment plants, collection systems, pumping stations and wastewater/stormwater system support facilities.

To participate in the public comment period, contact Phillip Mariscal, ASCE standards administrator, at pmariscal@asce.org or (703) 295-6338. For more information on this standard, or ASCE's standards program, please contact Karen Albers at kalbers@asce.org or (703) 295-6404.

Founded in 1999, the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE/EWRI) is recognized for the integration of technical expertise and public policy in the planning, design, construction and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land and water resources.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.

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