NCRWARN is a regional Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) of “utilities helping utilities” in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding counties and independent cities in Maryland and Virginia to: Prepare for the next natural or human-caused emergency. Organize response according to established requirements. Share personnel and other resources in the National Capital Region, by agreement. The Mission of NCRWARN The mission of the NCRWARN network is to support and promote statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response and mutual aid assistance for public and private water and wastewater utilities for natural and human caused events in the National Capital Region. Purpose NCRWARN provides water and wastewater utilities with: A Mutual Aid Agreement and process for sharing emergency resources among water and wastewater agencies throughout the National Capital Region. A mutual assistance program consistent with other national mutual aid and assistance programs and the National Incident Management System. The resources to respond and recover more quickly from a natural or human caused disaster. A forum for developing and maintaining emergency contacts and relationships. Participation The NCRWARN Mutual Aid Agreement is available to all public and private water and wastewater utilities in the National Capital Region. The NCRWARN Mutual Aid Agreement and NCRWARN web site are administered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). Agreement All actions, recommendations, etc. are made in accordance with the articles of the NCRWARN Mutual Aid Agreement and Operational Plan.