EPA: PROTECTING OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE

Americans use more than 400 billion gallons of fresh water every year. The EPA asked us to help protect it.

                           

Rising demand, finite supply.

As infrastructure ages and extreme weather events escalate, drinking water and wastewater utilities must assess risk and identify ways to best prepare for an adverse event–before it happens.

The EPA’s Water Security Division tasked us to design, develop and implement a series of digital training and assessment tactics that would generate awareness and instill best practices across the industry.

Understand adversity before it happens.

We first created an online video campaign to encourage immediate download and wide-scale adoption of WHEAT, an innovative Water Health & Economic Analysis Tool.

Phase II was the introduction of CREAT, an integrated risk assessment application that helps utilities better understand current and long-term weather conditions to address potential threats.

WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

  • –   Launched an integrated risk assessment application
  • –   Created online visual communications
  • –   Grew awareness of mission and procedures
  • –   Engaged 148,000 public water systems
  • –   Coordinated with federal, state and muni agencies

Healthy water everywhere.

Public water systems across the nation can now access timely, targeted information designed to ensure water safety and reliability.

400 Billion gallons – 148,000 Public systems