WYOWARN (Wyoming Water and Wastewater Agency
Response Network) is a mutual aid and assistance network
for water and wastewater utilities in Wyoming. These utilities
cooperatively prepare for emergencies through mutual aid
agreements, protocols, training and networking so that utilities
can respond to emergencies by sharing personnel, tools and
Water and wastewater systems provide
for public health, sanitation and safety. When water and wastewater systems fail, the well-being of communities quickly
deteriorates. Without clean water and ways to remove and treat wastewater, communities
become susceptible to disease and illness. The lack of water constrains emergency
services such as medical response and fire fighting. Economic production slows.
In these conditions, people become frustrated and fearful.
Restoring water service restores hope and the ability of
a community to respond to natural or man-made events. The fastest way to obtain the skilled staff, specialized
equipment or resources needed to efficiently restore water services is from neighboring
utilities. Wyoming utilities already have the personnel with knowledge of our
water systems, working conditions and regulations. They already have the specialized
equipment needed for testing, pumping or repairs and may have supplies of pipe,
valves, chemicals, generators, etc. in stock.