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Office of Inspector General

Report: EPA Lacks Internal Controls to Prevent Misuse of Emergency Drinking Water Facilities

Report #11-P-0001October 12, 2010

What We Found

EPA cannot accurately assess the risk of public water systems delivering contaminated drinking water from emergency facilities because of limitations in Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) data management.

Report Materials​​

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