Utilities Helping Utilities

What is IOWARN?

Iowa's Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network is the formalized system of "utilities helping utilities" to deliver mutual aid following major emergencies. Infrastructure will consist of a network of public and private utilities, a steering committee, a web-based communication system and a practical mutual aid agreement designed to reduce bureaucratic red tape in times of emergency. 

Benefits of IOWARN

  • No cost to participate
  • Increased planning & coordination
  • Enhances access to specialized resources
  • Single agreement provides access to all member utilities statewide
  • Expedites arrival of aid
  • Administrative conflict is reduced
  • A list of emergency contacts & available resources is provided
  • Consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
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