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Helping Water Utilities Mitigate COVID-19 Challenges

Originally published by WEF WaterBlog

Water professionals on the front lines in the water and wastewater sector, especially those in maintenance and facility operations, may not have the option of working from home during shutdowns like those caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, each member has technically specialized knowledge unique to their community systems.

As stay-at-home orders continue for many weeks, the complications for continuing operations might change or intensify.

What happens if a team member’s unplanned absence lasts several weeks or if multiple staffers are out simultaneously? Temporarily losing a team member’s knowledge can pose serious challenges.

Continue reading to learn some ways to minimize the risks and mitigate the challenges.