New Resource: EPA Launches New Website to Track Safe Drinking Water Compliance
From the White House Open Gov Blog:
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Safe Drinking Water Act dashboard, a website that tracks whether public water systems are complying with the laws that keep our water safe and clean.
The SDWA [Safe Drinking Water Act] Dashboard released last week sits at the nexus of these two important policy efforts. The Dashboard openly tracks data about water-facility inspection visits, enforcement actions, and more. Interactive charts show detailed data about facility reports for individual public water systems. Everything on the dashboard can be exported, downloaded and printed.
The SDWA Dashboard is connected to EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website, which hosts thousands of visitors each month who are seeking information about the compliance status of facilities in their communities.
From the EPA Web Site:
The SDWA dashboard is connected to EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website, which allows users to assess the compliance status of regulated facilities in their communities. Key features of the SDWA dashboard include:
It presents annual statistics and five-year trends for public water systems across the U.S., individual states, Indian country and territories, in easy-to-read pie graph and bar chart formats.
Users can view various sets of data – including violation history, site visits and enforcement actions – sorted onto one screen.
By clicking on a chart, the user can view more detail about the data represented, and can connect to detailed facility reports for individual non-complying systems.
All data can be exported, downloaded and printed.
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