WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) dashboard, according to a press release.
The SDWA dashboard is a user-friendly website presenting data about violations and the compliance status of public water systems, stated the release.
The website, continued the release, contains interactive charts and graphs providing information regarding public water systems’ compliance with federal drinking water regulations and enforcement actions.
Annual statistics and five-year trends for U.S. public drinking water systems in easy-to-read bar chart and pie graph formats are included in the dashboard, reported the release, and all data on the website can be downloaded, exported and printed.
The SDWA dashboard is the latest in a series of online dashboards available through EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website, noted the release.
“It’s critical that the public knows whether public water systems are complying with laws that protect against harmful pollution in drinking water,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance assurance at EPA. “This dashboard is a vital resource for Americans that want to play an active role to ensure clean drinking water in their communities. The dashboard supports EPA’s commitment to build transparency and engage the public in environmental protection.”
Read the entire release here.