Hawaii Small Water & Wastewater Agency Response Network
Hawaii’s small water and wastewater systems do not have an active role or representative in the Hawaii Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is activated each time a severe weather or emergency event threatens the State. Unless individual small systems form partnerships with other neighboring communities or a municipal system these rural system communities work through these extreme weather events and emergencies on their own. The Small Water & Wastewater Systems Agency Response Network focuses on: a) building a network of partners and resources that will collectively establish a small systems Incident Command Center (ICC) during emergencies structured to facilitate activities in six major functional areas: command, operations, planning, logistics, intelligence and investigation, finance and administration. b) A small systems representative that is recognized at the State’s existing EOC.
We had great turn out to all of our Island HI-SWARN meetings. We will keep you posted on the next phase of our planning. For updates, we will be presenting at the 2020 Pacific Water Conference. For more information, please call the HRWA office at 808.315.8925 or you may contact Juanita Reyher-Colon directly at 808.756.5953.