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Water Resilience

How to Certify Your Risk and Resilience Assessment or Emergency Response Plan

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Electronic Submission

U.S. EPA strongly recommends you electronically submit your community water system’s certification statements. This will be the only reporting method where U.S. EPA will be able to provide an acknowledgement of receipt of your certification statement, as well as providing a simple process to address the return or destruction of the vulnerability assessment your community water system likely submitted to U.S. EPA under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.  

Please have your PWSID number available before you begin the certification process. If you need help obtaining your PWSID number, click here and on the screen click the caret next to the PWS Name field. Next, type your system’s name in the search box. The results of the search should illustrate your PWSID number next to your community water system’s name.

For users that are responsible for multiple community water systems and their associated PWSID numbers, you may set up or use one User ID and password when you register or login into your SCS account, which you access when clicking on the electronic certification link(s) below. When certifying to EPA the completion of the risk and resilience assessment and emergency response plan for multiple PWSID numbers (community water systems), use your one SCS account User ID and password for your submission. There is no need to set up or use numerous SCS account User IDs and passwords for this effort. NOTE: Ensure the person registering for or logging into your SCS account is also the certifying official for the community water system.

To assist you with using the electronic certification process, view the training video below or open the PDF user guide document here.

Certify your Risk and Resilience Assessment

Certify your Emergency Response Plan

If you have specific questions regarding the electronic certification process, call our Help Desk at 888-890-1995 (Option 2), all other inquiries can be emailed to U.S. EPA at

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Email, Regular Mail and Alternate Submissions

If you choose, you may fill out and sign the downloadable PDF Risk and Resilience Assessment or Emergency Response Plan certification statement forms below and email a signed copy to (, in your email subject line please state "Risk and Resilience Assessment certification statement" or "Emergency Response Plan certification statement," along with your PWSID number; or mail your certification statement to the following address:

U.S. EPA Data Process Center
C/O CGI Federal
12601 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA 22033
You may also submit a risk and resilience assessment or emergency response plan certification statement to U.S. EPA through other means; please ensure it is compliant with the requirements set in Section 2013 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

Certification Forms