Welcome

Ohio WARN is a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) of “utilities helping utilities” to:

  • Prepare for the next natural or human-caused emergency.
  • Organize response according to established requirements
  • Share personnel and other resources statewide, by agreement.

The Mission of Ohio WARN

The mission of the Ohio WARN network is to support and promote statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response and mutual aid assistance for public and private water and wastewater utilities for natural and human caused events in the State.

 

Why do we need Ohio WARN?

Water and wastewater systems provide our communities with a life-sustaining resource that is of vital importance to maintaining public health, sanitation and safety. When water and wastewater services are interrupted for extended periods of time, a community’s well-being quickly deteriorates, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina. And without an adequate water supply, our communities are vulnerable to devastating fires. By restoring water and wastewater service in the most efficient manner possible, Ohio WARN provides renewed hope for fast recovery from such disasters. Ohio WARN is also available to use in non-disaster emergencies or when you may be in need of help or assistance.

 

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Ohio WARN provides water and wastewater utilities with:

  • A Mutual Aid Agreement (click here) 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.

Renewed hope

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

 

Become an OHWARN Member.


The Ohio WARN is available to all public and private water and wastewater utilities in Ohio.


Why Join Ohio WARN?

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 Ohio WARN and become part of the network dedicated to keeping our communities healthy, sanitary and safe.

How to join OhioWARN

  1. Obtain necessary approval to enter into the Mutual Aid Agreement (click here).
  2. Execute the OH WARN Agreement - only your municipality or utility is required to the sign the agreement (i.e., no one from OH WARN signs the agreement).
  3. Complete the New Member Registration Form (click here).
  4. Send the Executed Agreement and New Member Registration Form to:

Randy J. Gilbert, P.E.
Preble County Sanitary Engineer
4499 US RT. 127 South
Eaton, OH 45320

OhioWARN Steering Committee Meetings at 10:30 on the 1st Monday of every even month at the Columbus Division of Public Utilities, Dublin Road.

Questions? Call or email Randy J. Gilbert at 937-456-6760 or rgilbert@prebsl.org.

 

 
Organizations that support OH WARN