EISC - State Reporting System
The EISC State Reporting System product solution is a software system that facilitates the communication of analytical results to State required forms for monitoring of State Drinking Water facilities meeting the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
An explanation of the SDWA program is as follows:
The SDWA was originally passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996 and requires many actions to protect drinking water and its sources: rivers, lakes, reservoirs, springs, and ground water wells. (SDWA does not regulate private wells which serve fewer than 25 individuals.) For more information see:
SDWA authorizes the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to set national health-based standards for drinking water to protect against both naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants that may be found in drinking water. US EPA, states, and water systems then work together to make sure that these standards are met.
Millions of Americans receive high quality drinking water every day from their public water systems, (which may be publicly or privately owned). Nonetheless, drinking water safety cannot be taken for granted. There are a number of threats to drinking water: improperly disposed of chemicals; animal wastes; pesticides; human wastes; wastes injected deep underground; and naturally-occurring substances can all contaminate drinking water. Likewise, drinking water that is not properly treated or disinfected, or which travels through an improperly maintained distribution system, may also pose a health risk.
Originally, SDWA focused primarily on treatment as the means of providing safe drinking water at the tap. The 1996 amendments greatly enhanced the existing law by recognizing source water protection, operator training, funding for water system improvements, and public information as important components of safe drinking water. This approach ensures the quality of drinking water by protecting it from source to tap.
SDWA applies to every public water system in the United States. There are currently more than 160,000 public water systems providing water to almost all Americans at some time in their lives.
The EISC State Reporting System provides the lab with the ability to create, manage, and generate State reports, from any Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). In addition, the EISC State Reporting system allows the laboratory to create and manage State Drinking Water requirements for each location, reports specified by the State, capabilities and calculations, and analytical review for rapid detection of out of criteria occurrences based on State requirements.
Summary of EISC State Reporting System
- Creation, modification, and management of all State reporting requirements.
- The ability to query data from the LIMS by COC ID/Workorder, Date Range, Sample ID, Location and batch to review items of interest at any time during the Daily, Monthly, and Quarterly Period so any out of occurrence issues can be addressed immediately.
- Ability to create, modify, and manage all State Report parameter lists.
- Ability to establish default values to be automatically generated to the State reports
- Ability to have the laboratory self-define, edit, manage review criteria for State results.
Benefits of EISC State Reporting System
- Ensures Data Quality of Analytical Results that are processed by the lab and transferred to the State reports.
- Seamlessly integrate analytical data between the LIMS and the State requirements and reporting.
- Eliminates all manual and duplicate entry of analytical results.
- All items of the EISC State Reporting System is managed by the lab.
SDWA Market Benefits to the Lab
- SDWA market is very large
- SDWA program is a consistent workflow due to the required daily, monthly, and quarterly monitoring.
- Proper SDWA program management can provide residual income for the laboratory because SDWA sites request one, five, and ten year submissions of analytical results.
- Proper SDWA program management can provide residual income for the laboratory due to the consistent request of data by location for additional studies.
- Captive client because the lab is providing a major solution to a very time consuming process for the SDWA site.
- State labs need to out source due to insufficient capabilities.