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How to Access Local Drinking Water Information

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You may access information on local drinking water from SDWIS/FED in the following ways:

  1. Browse and/or download Annual Public Water System Statistics PDF
The following summary tables include inventory data on water systems, violations reported by violation type and by contaminant/rule, and official Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) data.
  • FY 2011 Annual Statistics (PDF) (37 pp, 258K)
  • Access data on individual water systems online through Envirofacts. These include basic inventory data, violations reported, and enforcement actions taken against individual water systems in the past 10 years.
    • Envirofacts
  • Download and manipulate SDWIS/FED data in MS Excel PivotTables® Access aggregated information on all violations reported in an

    EPA region, state, and county since 1993 using the MS Excel PivotTables®. These multidimensional tables contain aggregated information on water systems; violations reported by violation type and by contaminant/rule, and GPRA data, for each year since 1993; and current Envirofacts data. Sort, categorize, and analyze the data across several dimensions.

    • Download some commonly used PivotTables®, and instructions
  • Read the annual Consumer Confidence Report (also called a water quality report) published by your public water system. Each year by July 1st you should receive in the mail an annual water quality report (consumer confidence report) from your water supplier that tells where your water comes from and what's in it.
  • Make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request. Visit the EPA Freedom of Information Office Web site for instructions.
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