"It has long been recognized that among
public utilities, water supply facilities offer a particularly vulnerable
point of attack to the foreign agent, due to the strategic position they
occupy in keeping the wheels of industry turning and in preserving the
health and morale of the American people" J. Edgar Hoover,
Director of the FBI, 1941
It is for this reason that Great Oaks Water
Company has always been
very conscious of the need for the security measures it has implemented at
all it's well sites, storage tanks and other facilities.
It is important to recognize that all of
Great Oaks water is obtained from deep wells and is stored in covered and
protected storage tanks. Our water is not open to terrorist
contamination in the same way that other providers' surface water sources
(lakes, rivers, treatment plants and reservoirs) might be.
No particular well serves any specific geographic area ; our network of
underground pipes is interconnected to form a large communal source of
water. Several backup generators help to ensure that water supply
will be maintained during possible power outages.
Each of our facilities is fenced and padlocked at the perimeter access. All inside
containers or storage units are also padlocked and secured. The
physical sites are monitored by video and/or patrolled regularly by local law enforcement as well as
our field staff. The water is
tested at more than 20 different locations every week to maintain the highest
standards of purity.
We give all our customers our assurance
that we are working diligently to provide you with a safe and
healthful water supply.
The Management and staff of Great Oaks Water