The mission of the Oregon WARN (ORWARN) 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 either natural or man-made events.


The goal of ORWARN is to provide immediate relief for member utilities during emergencies. ORWARN 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 emergency may be implemented. This method of assistance is analogous to that used by emergency service agencies and electric utilities.

The goals of Oregon 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)
  • A legal means to secure the resources to respond and recover more quickly from a natural or man-made disaster.

Who is involved in ORWARN?

Become a Member Utility

ORWARN member utilities assist each other by listing emergency equipment and trained personnel available for use by other members during an emergency.
1. Download ORWARN Mutual Aid Agreement
2. Complete and sign the agreement. Mail to info@orwarn.org.

Become an Associate Member

ORWARN associate members are non-utilities that are involved in emergency management. They have access to the news and resources listed on this website. They can NOT post emergency equipment, trained personnel, news updates.

ORWARN members establish a board composed of volunteers from participating utilities within the state. A chair is elected by the members to act as administrator for ORWARN.

Future Tools for ORWARN members

The core of the ORWARN 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 emergency.

How can I participate in ORWARN?

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