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CCR iWriter DEC Sustained Compliance Workshop Anchorage, AK September 23-24, 2010 Tee Little Environmental Program Specialist Drinking Water Program AK.

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1 CCR iWriter DEC Sustained Compliance Workshop Anchorage, AK September 23-24, 2010 Tee Little Environmental Program Specialist Drinking Water Program AK Department of Environmental Conservation

2 Overview  Brief description of a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and why it’s required: 40 CFR 141 Subpart O  Basic required elements of a CCR  What is CCR iWriter?  Questions about using the CCR iWriter Where to begin Where to begin  Preparing a CCR using the CCR iWriter Tips for preparing a user-friendly CCR Tips for preparing a user-friendly CCR 2

3 What Is a CCR? Consumer’s “Right To Know” Consumer’s “Right To Know” Form of public notice Form of public notice Requirement for Community Water Systems only Requirement for Community Water Systems only Raise Consumer’s Awareness Raise Consumer’s Awareness – Potential contaminant health affects – Delivery of safe drinking water – The sources – Source Water Protection 3

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5 Questions about using CCR iWriter? Where do I find the CCR iWriter? What do I need to create a CCR? Is my information secure? How quick is CCR iWriter? Can I use it year after year? What if I operate more than one water system? What about new rules that are finalized? What if I need to make changes to the report? When is it due to my consumers and DEC? 5

6 CCR iWriter  A nationwide database developed and administered by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  An internet-based tool to create a CCR (i.e., a form of public notice)  A free service 6

7 Where to begin?  Compile Essential Water System Data  Compile Monitoring and Compliance Information  Identify Data Required for the CCR  Compile Desired Optional Information 7

8 Essential Data… Telephone Number for Contact Person Telephone Number for Contact Person Non-English Speaking Notice Non-English Speaking Notice Information on Opportunities for Public Participation Information on Opportunities for Public Participation Information on Source Water Assessments Information on Source Water Assessments Type of Water Type of Water Commonly Used Name(s) Commonly Used Name(s) Location(s) of Water Source Location(s) of Water Source Violations Violations 8

9 Where Can I Find the CCR iWriter? How Does It Work? 9

10 CCR iWriter  Can I use it year after year?  What if I have more than one system? 10

11 Build Your CCR The last page of the report: For more information please contact: Contact Name: Tee Little Address: 1700 E. Bogard Road, Bldg. B, Suite 103 Wasilla, AK Phone:

12 System Information  What type of system Ground water Ground water under direct influence of surface water (GWUDISW) Surface water  Population served Less than 10,000 10,000 to 99, ,000 or more 12

13 Contaminant Information 13

14 Lead and Copper Results 14

15 Contaminant Information Contaminant Information Unregulated Contaminants Additional Contaminants 15

16 Additional Contaminants Continued 16

17 Also on the Navigational List  Significant Deficiencies  Cryptosporidium Monitoring  Radon Monitoring  Voluntary Monitoring 17

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21 Required Language  Explanation of contaminants in drinking water, including bottled water  Explanation of vulnerability of immuno- compromised population  Information statement on Arsenic, nitrate, lead, and TTHM (if applicable)  Safe Drinking Water Hotline number 21

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23 Report Options 23

24 Editing Is an Option 24

25 Finalizing the Data These will be red ‘No’ that you will need to change to yes. 25

26 Choose Your CCR Format 26

27 Completed CCR 27

28 Certification of Completion of CCR Requirements Public Water System Name:_________________PWSID___________ The community water system indicated above hereby confirms that the information contained in this annual Consumer Confidence Report is accurate and correct to the best of my knowledge, and consistent with information previously provided to ADEC. I further certify that I have directly distributed copies to all users of my public water system, in accordance with 40 CFR Yours covered by this report _____2010______2011 Certified by: Name_____________________________________ Title______________________________________ Phone #___________________________________ Date___________________________ Mail a copy of the CCR and this form to your local ADEC contact: Tee Little Drinking Water Program 1700 E. Bogard Road, B-103 Wasilla, AK By July 1 – if later than this date the system will receive a violation for being late If information is missing or incorrect – the system will receive a violation By October 1 – the CCR certification is due if not submitted with the CCR. Failure to submit the certification page will result in a violation. CCR Delivery Dates and Violation Information 28

29 Comments to EPA 29

30 Report Delivery & Recordkeeping CCR delivery to customers “Good Faith” effort for delivery to non-bill - paying consumers Delivery of CCR and Certification to Drinking Water Program CCR delivery to other agencies CCR availability to the public CCR availability on the Internet Mailing waiver to CWSs serving fewer than 10,000 persons CWS keeping copies on file 30

31 ADEC Drinking Water Program For Assistance in Producing Your CCR DEC – DW OfficeAddressPhoneFax Anchorage555 Cordova Street Anchorage, AK Fairbanks610 University Avenue Fairbanks, AK Juneau410 Willoughby Street., Ste. 303 Juneau, AK Soldotna43335 Kalifornski Beach Road, Ste. 11 Soldotna, AK Wasilla1700 E. Bogard Road, Ste. 103 Wasilla, AK

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