Stephen Gerwin P.E.
c/o Howard County
Bureau of Utilities
8250 Old Montgomery Rd.
Columbia, Md. 21045
Water / Wastewater Agency Response Networks
"Utilities Helping Utilities"
Through the MDWARN website, a member is able to request equipment that they may need in an emergency. ( pumps, generators, chlorinators, evacuators, etc. )
The MDWARN program provides its member utilities with:
A standard mutual assistance agreement for sharing emergency resources among members statewide.
The resources to respond and recover more quickly from a disaster.
A mutual assistance program consistent with other statewide mutual aid programs.
A forum for developing and maintaining emergency contacts and relationships.
New ideas from lessons learned in disasters.
EPA's WARN Tabletop Exercise Video :
Download AWWA's FAQ about WARNs ( Updated May 2010 )
The backbone of the MDWARN concept is the Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreement.
It is in the MAA Agreement where provisions for the network activation, reimbursement, liability and other issues are mutually agreed upon by participating utilities. Participation is voluntary; there is no obligation to respond, and there is no direct cost to be a member of the network.
Please see the Mutual Aid Agreement page for additional information.
MDWARN Steering Committee :
Jack Bowen, Maryland Rural Water - 410-489-5877
Tom Forgette, Anne Arundel County DPW - 410-222-7524
Steve Gerwin, Howard County Bureau of Utilities - 410-313-4912
Tom Kiefer, Baltimore County Bureau of Utilities - 410-887-1893
Informative PDF documents about the WARN Concept :