It’s Important to Stay Vigilant and Protect Ourselves

Yesterday, several bomb blasts occurred in Boston that shook the city and the entire nation. We grieve the loss of those who have lost family members and who have been injured in yesterday’s tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon.

In light of that incident, however, we need to take this opportunity to emphasize to our communities the importance of staying vigilant. In times likes these, it is of utmost importance that we remain alert, fully aware of our surroundings and understand the critical steps that need to be taken if we notice any suspicious person or activity around us.

Individual alertness and awareness are paramount to public safety, especially in circumstances like these. If you see something, please make sure that you inform your local law enforcement personnel no matter how small or insignificant the incident may seem. We ourselves are the best security system available to us and by following simple yet critical safety tips each individual can serve as the eyes and ears of our community.

At United Water, we understand that our facilities are critical to public safety.  Although we have no reason to believe that any utilities or our operations are at risk from yesterday’s events, we are taking steps to ensure that all our employees understand the importance of operational security.

As responsible citizens, all of us have an important role to play in public safety and security. The New York Metro Transit Authority said it best in a campaign that has now been adopted across the country: “If you see something, say something.”

We offer our deepest condolences and prayers to those affected by the incidents in Boston.

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