Effectively treating water is essential to the health and safety of the community. But water treatment plants are complex industrial sites, and so ensuring water treatment plant safety is essential to the well-being of a given city, town, or county. Putting effective risk management practices into place and carrying sufficient water treatment insurance are both parts of responsibly managing a treatment plant.
What Unique Risks Exist at Water Treatment Plants?
The constant treatment process can take a toll on equipment in treatment plants. Among other risks, concerns at treatment plants include:
- Risk of explosion or fire due to an error in combustion
- Risk of malfunctioning equipment
- Risk of injury to plant staff
- Risk of terrorism or other damage
The level of risk will depend on many factors, including the size of the treatment plant and location.
Carrying comprehensive treatment plant insurance is essential for the safety of plant operation. Putting into place effective risk management strategies is also vital. This includes regular maintenance of smoke and gas detection systems, along with sprinkler systems. It also includes complying with all OSHA regulations, and effectively training staff.
Ultimately, an experienced insurer can help promote effective water treatment plant safety protocols, and help design an insurance policy to protect you in the event of any incident.