Water Industry News

National Emergency Response
for water systems

The effects of hurricane Katrina has left many water and wastewater utilities in
the southeastern United States damaged.

Water Security Channel (WaterSC) is aware that many other utilities are willing to assist during the upcoming and possibly lengthy recovery period by offering equipment, hardware and expertise.

WaterSC, DHS and EPA recommend that the National Emergency Resource Registry (NERR) be used during the recovery. The NERR is a DHS centralized database that allows needs and resources to be matched.

Utilities affected by the storm may list their recovery requests.

Utilities and organizations with offers of help may register their available

To register your needs or resources, please:

  1. Access www.swern.gov
  2. On the right side of the screen you will see a box entitled National Emergency
    Resource Registration.
  3. Select New NERR Member.
  4. Complete the form to register your organization.
  5. Select Add a Resource or Add a Request.
  6. Select Water/Wastewater from the dropdown menu.
  7. Select your specific resource or need.

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