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Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan

The Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP) helps individuals lead a coordinated laboratory response during water contamination incidents.

The WLA-RP focuses on contamination incidents that may require more support than a utility, state, or federal laboratory can provide alone. However, the WLA-RP can also work for local responses with just one laboratory. The WLA-RP fits within existing Incident Command System structures and procedures.

The WLA-RP helps labs to:

  • Communicate and coordinate with laboratories
  • Establish procedures for laboratory activities such as sample handling and shipping

WLA Response Plan Module (15 pp, 7 MB) This Zip file provides training on how to use the WLA Response Plan. 

WLA Response Plan Appendices(20 pp, 418 K)  This word version of the WLA-RP appendices includes editable forms and checklists to support laboratory response efforts.

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