EPA and States Launch New SDWIS Modernization Board

On January 31, 2020, U.S. EPA, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), and the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) initiated the SDWIS Modernization Board (SMB). Formed following a series of discussions over several months, the Board will guide the SDWIS Modernization process, applying the principles of the E-Enterprise Digital Strategy. Benita Best-Wong, EPA Office of Water Deputy Assistant Administrator, and Victoria Phillips, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Enterprise Information Office Director, will co-chair the Board and ensure integrated participation from both State and EPA drinking water program and enterprise information management leaders. You can view the full Membership here and the SDWIS Modernization Board Charter.

The first phase of SMB activities will primarily focus on providing input to support an Alternatives Analysis. The high-level scope of the Alternatives Analysis will identify and assess options for a long-term replacement of SDWIS State that supports both Primacy Agency and EPA data management needs – including newly proposed requirements specified in the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. The Alternatives Analysis is scheduled to be delivered at the end of June, with option selection in July.

The Board will continue to provide regular updates throughout the process.

If you have questions, or require access to ASDWA’s SDWIS User Community, please contact Anthony DeRosa of ASDWA.

The SDWIS Modernization Team