Delaware Becomes the 49th Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN)

Following an initial workshop in 2007 and subsequent stops and starts, several Delaware utilities regrouped in early October 2012 for a workshop facilitated by AWWA, Delaware Rural Water and the Delaware Office of Drinking Water.  The designated steering committee has worked diligently over the past few months to finalize the DEWARN agreement, perhaps stimulated by the close call from Superstorm Sandy.The founding signatories for DEWARN are the City of Milford, the Artisan Water Company, and United Water.

Yesterday marked the official start of DEWARN after it was announced at the Delaware Rural Water Association’s Annual Conference. AWWA has reported that it is encouraging to learn that several additional communities are in the process of having their City Council or Board approve  becoming members of DEWARN.  Congratulations to Delaware, the First State, on becoming the 49th WARN State!