Security standard to open for public comment

The American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE/EWRI) announced it will conduct a public comment period on a newly developed standard, Guidelines for the Physical Security of Water Utilities. The public comment period will be held from May 20, 2008 through August 20, 2008. The standard applies to the physical security of facilities used in potable water source, treatment and distribution systems...

RESTON, VA, April 9, 2008 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE/EWRI) announced it will conduct a public comment period on a newly developed standard, Guidelines for the Physical Security of Water Utilities. The public comment period will be held from May 20, 2008 through August 20, 2008.

The standard applies to the physical security of facilities used in potable water source, treatment and distribution systems. It covers raw water facilities, wells and pumping stations, water treatment plants, finished water storage facilities, distribution systems and water 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 that has an impact on 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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