The mission of the Georgia WARN (GAWARN) is to support and promote statewide emergency
preparedness, disaster response, and mutual aid assistance matters for the public
and private water and wastewater utilities in the case of both natural and man-made
The goal of GAWARN is to provide immediate relief for member utilities during emergencies.
GAWARN works by matching personnel with the necessary tools and equipment to both
assess and assist the impacted water and wastewater system as quickly as possible
until a permanent solution to the devastation may be implemented. This method of
assistance is analogous to triage at a hospital.
The goals of Georgia WARN are to provide:
- A mutual assistance 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 (NIMS)
- The resources to respond and recover more quickly from a natural or man-made caused
Who is involved in GAWARN?
Current Steering Committee Organizations
Future Tools for GAWARN members
The core of the GaWARN website will be its emergency equipment database that matches
utility resources to a member's needs during an emergency. A member will be able
to locate emergency equipment (pumps, generators, chlorinators, evacuators, etc.)
and trained personnel (e.g. treatment plant operators) that they may need in an
How can I participate in GAWARN?
For more information on GAWARN please contact:
Georgia Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network