National efforts established statewide Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) systems that create a formalized system of utilities helping utilities during emergencies or disasters. There are 50 WARNs in the U.S. and 2 Canadian WARNs. New Hampshire already has its own mutual aid network that was developed in 1998 and currently has over 162 members. The NH Public Works Mutual Aid Program (NHPWMA) is coordinated by the UNH Technology Transfer Center. The program was used most recently during the August 2008 tornado and floods of 2005-2007 . Water systems are urged to participate in this important program. More information can be found on the program Web site at www.nhwarn.org or www.t2.unh.edu/ma. For information on other state WARN programs check out the American Water Works Association national website.
- NHPWMA Brochure
- FAQs on Water and Wastewater Mutual Aid and Assistance (Fact Sheet WD-DWGB-18-1)
- WARN Tabletop Exercise Facilitators Guide : EPA has developed a tabletop exercise facilitator guide to help WARNs practice and exercise their WARN operational plans and procedures. The guide includes instructions for planning, organizing, and conducting an exercise and includes sample materials, scenarios, discussion questions and presentation slides.
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