News | March 6, 2012

J100 And G430 Standards Receive SAFETY Act Designation

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced recently that the J100-10 and G430-09 Standards have been awarded SAFETY Act designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) was enacted by Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 as an incentive for the creation and deployment of technologies and services with anti-terrorism capabilities. Under the SAFETY Act, both the entity that creates the anti-terrorism security measure and the entity that deploys the anti-terrorism measure are eligible for liability protections.

Under the new designation, utilities in the drinking water and wastewater sector have the assurance of knowing that AWWA's J100-10 and G430-09 Standards have been vetted by DHS and determined to be effective. DHS has concluded that the proper utilization of either of these AWWA Standards will assist in effectively mitigating acts of terrorism from occurring at water facilities.

"This designation by DHS is a tribute to the solid information included in both of these well-developed Standards, and provides a compelling reason to utilize them both for assessing risk and resilience using an all-hazards framework and considering that supports a strong security and preparedness program," said AWWA Security and Preparation Manager Kevin Morley.

AWWA will host a complimentary webcast titled "Water Sector Security and Preparedness Standards" describing how J100-10 and G430-09 can be used to support water utility security and preparedness programs on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00pm EDT. Speakers will include AWWA's Kevin Morley, and Akmal Ali of Catalyst Partners. Registration information is available at

About the Standards
ANSI/ASME-ITI/AWWA J100-10: Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP) Risk and Resilience Management of Water and Wastewater Systems

Published by American Water Works Association
ISBN: 978-1-58321-788-7
Price: $104.00 AWWA members, $135.00 nonmenbers
Softbound, 134 pp.
Product #: 40100

ANSI/AWWA G430-09: Security Practices for Operation and Management
Published by American Water Works Association
Price: $39.00 AWWA members, $62.00 nonmembers
Softbound, 36 pp.
Product #: 47430

Both the J100-10 and G430-09 Standards are available in the AWWA bookstore.

About The American Water Works Association
AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

SOURCE: The American Water Works Association