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VA & ERP Plans

Vulnerability Assessment and Emergency Response Plan Download Site

Water systems that must submit Vulnerability Assessments (VA) and Emergency Response Plans (ERP) to fulfill the state-mandated requirements can use the VA and ERP templates below. Additional information on New York State VA/ERP requirements can be found on the New York State Department of Health web site. (
The new small water system templates, revised in 2022, include significant revisions that will meet current regulations, including AWIA and cyber security.  We hope the revisions will make the assessment process easier and result in greater water system participation.  Previous versions of these templates will no longer meet regulatory requirements and the NYSDOH will not approve plans prepared using the older templates.
These templates are intended for small and medium water systems serving populations up to 10,000.
To download, click on the appropriate title below, and save it to a selected location on your hard drive or network. The files are in a fillable pdf format, and should be relatively easy to use and navigate. 


America's Water Infrastructure Act: Risk Assessments and Emergency Response Plans

EPA’s resources for completing Risk and Resilience Assessments:

EPA’s resource for completing ERPs:


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