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Responses sought for US cybersecurity survey

Recent incidents have added urgency to discussions within the water sector and with U.S. Congress and federal agencies about how best to help utilities improve cybersecurity. To guide discussions with policymakers -- and inform the sector's own cybersecurity programs -- national water and wastewater organizations are collaborating to develop a picture of current cybersecurity practices in the sector. The information from this survey will help the associations inform policymakers on the challenges and needs of the sector.

The Water Sector Coordinating Council -- AWWA, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, National Rural Water Association, the Water Information and Analysis Center, The Water Research Foundation, and Water Environment Federation -- urge all U.S. water and wastewater systems to complete the anonymous survey no later than April 28. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. It will not collect any identifying information, and only aggregated results will be shared publicly.