NYWARN - Emergency Alerts
  • NYWARN at work during Super Storm Sandy! NYWARN at work during Super Storm Sandy!
  • Snowstorms are common in much of New YorkSnowstorms are common in much of New York
  • Outages can take water and wastewater treatment plants offlineOutages can take water and wastewater treatment plants offline
  • Firefighters need water to protect homes and businessesFirefighters need water to protect homes and businesses

What is NYWARN?

NYWARN is a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) of utilities that supports and promotes statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response, and mutual aid for public and private water and wastewater utilities. Click here to learn more.

Why do we need NYWARN?

Water and wastewater systems provide our communities with clean water - a life-sustaining resource vitally important to maintaining public health, sanitation and safety. When water and wastewater services are interrupted for long periods of time, a community's well-being quickly deteriorates, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina. Without an adequate water supply, communities are vulnerable to devastating fires. By restoring water and wastewater service in the most efficient manner possible, NYWARN provides renewed hope for fast recovery from such disasters.

How does NYWARN help?

NYWARN provides water and wastewater utilities with:

  • A Mutual Aid Agreement and process for sharing emergency resources among water and wastewater agencies statewide.
  • A mutual assistance program consistent with other statewide mutual aid and assistance programs and the National Incident Management System.
  • The resources to respond and recover more quickly from a natural or human caused disaster.
  • A forum for developing and maintaining emergency contacts and relationships.

Why Join NYWARN?

Who is more likely to have that specialized pump or valve your system needs to get back on line in a hurry? That's right, another water or wastewater system. So join your peers in NYWARN and become part of the network dedicated to keeping our communities healthy, sanitary and safe.

Renewed hope

When water and wastewater service is restored, people have a renewed sense of hope that recovery is near!

NYWARN AgenciesNYWARN Assocations
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Environmental Protection Agency NYS Emergency Management Office NYS Department of Health New York State New York Rural Water Assocation Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Association of State/Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators New York Water Environment Assocation, Inc. National Association of Clean Water Agencies Association of State Drinking Water Administrators American Water Works Association New York Section American Water Works Association National Association of Water Companies