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Environmental Policy Innovation Center Releases Consolidation Visualization Tool

The Environmental Policy Innovation Center has recently released a visualization tool on state-level utility consolidation. The interactive tool uses publicly available EPA data to visually analyze the structure of community water systems across states. This tool provides an easy-to-use first step in assessing consolidation progress and potential at the state level.

This tool is comprised of a series of Tableau dashboards, utilizing charts, maps, and filters to enable the identification of states that differ from national and regional trends based on data from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS), supplemented by
urbanization data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Data from SDWIS and Census Bureau were collected in April 2020.

The Environmental Policy Innovation Center also developed a report with their findings analyzing different regions of the United States. Click here to access the full report.