Become a Member

Membership in CoWARN is open to all public and private water and wastewater utilities operating within Colorado. Participation in CoWARN as an associate representative is open to other public and private parties interested in supporting CoWARN.

To apply as a member or associate representative, email the following to the CoWARN Website Administrator:

    1) name of your utility/organization
    2) name, email, and phone number of a primary contact (once registered you will be able to add more contacts)
In addition, all water/wastewater utilities must have an Authorized Official sign and submit the Mutual Aid Agreement in order to become a CoWARN member.

Click here to download and view the Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreement.

What can CoWARN do for you?

In order to be eligible for federal grants and reimbursements before, during and after an emergency, all community water/wastewater systems are to:

  • Adopt the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Support the development of interstate mutual aid programs.
  • Integrate response at the field, local and state levels of government.

The CoWARN program will help facilitate meeting these requirements.


CoWARN Benefits

  • No cost to participate.
  • Increased planning and coordination.
  • Enhances access to specialized resources.
  • A single agreement provides access to all member utilities statewide.
  • Expedites arrival of aid.
  • It is consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Provides a current list of emergency contacts and phone numbers.
  • Reduces administrative conflict.
  • Avoids federal bureaucracy.
  • Increases hope within our communities that recovery will come quickly.
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