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SDWARN is a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) of “utilities helping utilities” to:

  • Prepare for the next natural or human-caused emergency.
  • Organize response according to established requirements
  • Share personnel and other resources statewide, by agreement.

The Mission of SDWARN

The mission of the SDWARN 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 Commonwealth.


SDWARN provides water and wastewater utilities with:

  • A Mutual Aid 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.
  • 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.


The SDWARN Omnibus Mutual Assistance Agreement is available to all public and private water and wastewater utilities in South Dakota.


All actions, recommendations, etc. are made in accordance with the articles of the SDWARN Mutual Aid Agreement.

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Robin Dykstra
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P: 605-929-6036