The mission of the South Carolina WARN (SCWARN) 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 SCWARN is to provide immediate relief for member utilities during emergencies. SCWARN 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 South Carolina 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 SCWARN?

Current Steering Committee Organizations

Future Tools for SCWARN members

The core of the SCWARN 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 SCWARN?

For more information on SCWARN please contact:

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