Utilities Encouraged to Report Supply Chain Problems via WaterISAC
WaterISAC has developed a survey for utilities to report supply disruptions they have experienced, which will help the water sector understand how current supply chain issues are affecting utilities. The information collected will be shared with the sector associations, utilities, and federal partners to help identify areas where the federal government and regional or local networks can assist.
WaterISAC received reports of water utilities being impacted by liquid oxygen supply disruptions beginning in the summer. Based on recent reports, the issue is continuing and potentially affecting more areas. Utilities are encouraged to use the WaterISAC survey to report these issues, and any other supply chain disruptions, involving other chemicals, electronics, and other needed supplies or equipment.
The survey is open to all drinking water and wastewater utilities, regardless of WaterISAC membership status. There is no deadline for completing the survey; WaterISAC will keep it open indefinitely for utilities to report issues when they happen.
NACWA asks its members to use this survey to help the sector compile this supply chain information. In addition, the Association encourages its members to contact Cynthia Finley, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, to discuss the supply chain issues they are facing.