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Dual purpose lifting lugs
• Improved site safety; aligns valve box and eliminates adaptor
T-head bolt retention
• Eliminates the need for anti-rotation bolts
350psi A-2361 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve.
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Resources for Resilience Planning
Not every city has the resources that New York has, but there are other tools and assistance that any municipality can access. One of the challenges smaller utilities face is that at the worst possible time — when an emergency situation is in progress — the staff finds itself underequipped to handle the problem. To address this issue, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced its Water/Wastewater All-Hazard Boot Camp Training, a comprehensive
computer-based course for water and wastewater employees. The course incorporates emergency planning, response,
and recovery activities, including: identifying and funding potential hazard mitigation projects, developing an Emergency
Response Plan, coordinating mutual aid and assistance, conducting damage assessments, and many more. Learn more at
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) has a Flood Risk Management program that can provide information and guidance to municipalities, including floodplain information, assessment of potential climate change impacts, and project planning and implementation. Information is available at
USACE also has resources to help communities manage their water in environments susceptible to drought. To learn more, visit
USACE and the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) co-chair the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force, which seeks to promote and encourage floodplain management decisions to reduce loss of life and
property. Its reports and recommendations are available online at www.fema.gov/federal-interagency-floodplain-manage-ment-task-force.