MnWARN is pleased to announce that FEMA shipped 80,000 washable, reusable cloth face masks for distribution to all requesting water and wastewater utilities in Minnesota. Accordingly, masks will be initially allocated to requesting utilities at the rate of five (5) masks per full time employee. As supplies may be limited, requests will be filled on a first come-first served basis. To request FEMA masks through this program, we ask that you contact the Point of...
Check out EPA's Incident Action Checklist for Pandemic Incidents for Water Utilities: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/pandemic_iac_final_032620_508_fillable.pdf
Emergency Workers in Tier I under the Executive Order This document clarifies Governor's Executive Order 20-02 with regards to Care for Children of Families of Emergency Workers. Short version: Public works employees are considered emergency workers (Tier 2). Download the Executive Order document here
MnWARN COVID-19 Response Statement In the event of an emergency, MnWARN could and should be activated; however, it should be stressed there is no guarantee a volunteer will come forward. In the event the State were to experience Pandemic Management Phase, many Minnesota communities would likely see a shortage of personnel to provide essential public services. That said, MnWARN is committed in our Mission of Utilities Helping Utilities, and would reach out to the 400+ MnWARN Members in...
MnWARN COVID-19 Response Statement MnWARN could and should be activated in the event of an emergency; however, it should be stressed there is no guarantee a volunteer will come forward. In the event the State were to experience Pandemic Management Phase, many Minnesota communities would likely see a shortage of personnel to provide essential public services. That said, MnWARN is committed in our Mission of Utilities Helping Utilities, and would reach out to the 400+ MnWARN...
From US EPA: The updated Water Utility Response On-The-Go App gives water utility operators and response partners the information and tools they need during an emergency. Download at: https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/water-utility-response-go-mobile-application
MnWARN Annual meeting will be held Tuesday, October 15th at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud, MN. Register: www.mrwa.com/wf8.html 10th Annual MnWARN Meeting – October 15, 2019 Kelly Inn - 100 4th Ave. South, St Cloud, Minnesota 56301 Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm There is NO charge to attend this event. Lunch is provided. AGENDA - Coming Soon! Reminder: please take a moment to watch MnWARN's newest promotional video on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6koMTf-F3l0 Please share MnWARN's video with...
Building Resilience to Extreme Weather Events Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, MN Attend a free, interactive workshop to learn about resilience planning and adapting to current and future extreme weather threats to wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater utility infrastructure and resources. Full agenda at: http://www.mrwa.com/Agendas/Resilience%20Workshop_Minnesota_Flyer_FINAL%2004172019.pdf 6.0 contact hours for certified water operators and certified wastewater operators available for participation. Register by July 2nd at...
The Flood Resilience Guide link: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/flood_resilience_guide.pdf Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities, September 2014 - United States Environmental Protection Agency FLOOD RESILIENCE A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities Select a menu option below. First time users should start with the Overview. www.epa.gov
https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/water/com/flood.html Community Public Water System Flooding Guidance What to Do Now Review Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities (PDF) at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/flood_resilience_guide.pdf Join MnWARN, a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network Days and Hours Before Potential Flooding Make sure to have enough treatment chemicals on hand to allow for possible delays in access or service. Make sure all drinking water storage tanks are full, and ask any interconnected systems to do the same to...