Drought essentials

Response and contingency plans


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The Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network is a network of utilities helping other utilities respond to and recover from emergencies. The purpose of a WARN is to provide a method where water/wastewater utilities can provide and receive emergency aid and assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, materials and other associated services as necessary from other water/wastewater utilities.

Drought Guide

Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities

This EPA Guide is designed to help small- to medium-sized water utilities respond to drought. This interactive guide includes best practices and customizable worksheets, as well as short-term/emergency drought mitigation actions that also build long-term resilience to drought.

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