Principle 3: Choices
The level of preparedness
for extreme events is something the sanitation managers make decisions
on. Increased preparedness costs human and financial resources, but could
save money in the long run. Measures include such activities as plugging
holes in manhole covers, public education about water usage during periods
of high precipitation to reduce wastewater flows, developing a high-flow
emergency plan, and special training in emergency management for staff.