VEN DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WATER RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITIES
(WRRFs) cannot cease operations even for a moment. It remains critical, then, for WRRF
managers to develop actionable plans to ensure continuity of operations despite potential
staffing shortages and supply chain disruptions.
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Many WRRF operators are essential personnel who cannot work remotely. Utilities can keep employees safe and motivated by communicating
frequently with their staff, minimizing infection risks, and being flexible with their scheduling. IMAGE COURTESY OF PRESTON KERES/U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE