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.You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (PDF)(82 pp, 2 MB)
Provides information on how the laboratory response is coordinated during an emergency.
WLA-RP Appendices (PDF)(20 pp, 448 K)
Appendices with forms and checklists to support laboratory response efforts
How to Access the WLA-RP Module (PDF)(1 pg, 29 K)
Provides information on how to use the WLA-RP training module zip file.
- Water Laboratory Alliance Fact Sheet (PDF)(2 pp, 314 K)