Benefits of Membership

Joining ORWARN is free and there is never any obligation for utilities to provide aid. Members establish a contractual relationship under which they are able to share resources, at their discretion, during an emergency.

Strengthening the network of mutual assistance resources

Membership strengthens the network of mutual assistance resources while meeting FEMA requirements for reimbursement consideration. It contains indemnification and workers compensation provisions to protect participating utilities, and provides for reimbursement of costs between utilities sharing resources.

Finding emergency equipment and personnel

Members have access to the ORWARN website, allowing a member to locate the emergency equipment (pumps, generators, chlorinators, evacuators, etc.) and trained personnel (e.g. treatment plant operators) needed in an emergency.