In the event of a terrorist attack on our water supply, it is vital that we have an emergency plan for getting water given the importance of water in the town. Our water supply is a more likely target for the terrorists given the fact that all members of our town depend on that same water. The following plan would therefore be an ideal plan to enable Centervale town to manage and deal with such a disaster.
First it would be prudent to notify all members of the town of the water poisoning immediately and make sure use of the water in the town is stopped immediately.
The stoppage is to minimize the casualties from the poisoning. The notification is to be done through the use of social media and given the small size of our town; a public announcer can also be used to effectively get the message across as soon as possible. Then the town would then have to look for an alternative source of water until the situation is properly managed.
The town’s people will also be aware of the fact that due to the poisoning water supply to the town will be reduced. As such, use of water will be limited to only the very necessary uses. This is to reduce the expense of acquiring water
It is important to note all the areas of the town that will need almost constant water supply. These include places such as hospitals. During such a situation, we can take advantage of our proximity to the big city. It is possible to have a plan to put in place facilities for transporting water from the nearby city to our town for use. The best way to do this is to acquire tankers that will help in ferrying water from the nearby city to our town during the disaster. Getting the water might require a lot of money maybe up to the tune of ten million dollars, but that would depend on how long we take to manage the crisis. It is therefore important that the town includes in its budget some money to help in the management of this crisis.
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