HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
Hurricane Harvey brought unprecedented flooding and damage to our friends, family, and neighbors in the southeast. The immediate assistance response for water and wastewater services was quick and lean and connected real-time needs with resources. TXWARN, a WEAT partner, became the central hub for these connections. As folks continue to work to regain fully operational status of plants, WEAT is helping to connect the dots of needs to resources donated. Please refer to the information below for ways to provide direct assistance.
WEAT is committed to meaningful and tangible support by equipping crews volunteering in the relief effort. To this end, we are working to arrange crew staging areas where we will provide industry folks with necessary gear to do what they are trained to do; protect public health and the environment in both the anticipated and unforeseen scenarios. You can assist and directly and positively impact WEAT members in the southeast and those helping our neighbors by making a monetary donation at the link below. All donations go directly to relief effort in the form of gear purchased including but not limited to headlamps, hardhats, bug spray, walkit-talkies, tents, tarps, etc.
WEAT is a partner in the TXWARN system whose mission is to support and promote statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response, and mutual aid assistance for public and private water and wastewater utilities. Click here to view utility needs and requests for equipment as a result of Hurricane Harvey. If other utilities can provide these items, this would be helpful. Utilities that can provide equipment or manpower can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing what they can provide to get on the list.
The Public Works Response Team (PWRT) in Texas is readying resources and volunteers for debris/road clearing, 3-4 man water/sewer crews to make repairs, and folks who have AA-BB or other experience that can help bring sewer or water treatment plants back on-line. Traffic signal repair teams are also being requested. If you or your agency can assist with any of these needs, please send an email to PWRT@dps.texas.gov with the services you can provide.
Donate to WEAT's Harvey Relief Fund by clicking the button below. We will distribute the funds to registered 501(c)(3) groups that are directly providing aid to utilities and crews assisting utilities.