Safe Drinking Water Facilities Information System for Pennsylvania 2018 - Current Environmental Protection

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 29 Mar 2021

Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) is EPA’s national database that manages and collects public water system information from states, including reports of drinking water standard violations, reporting and monitoring violations, and other basic information. The data derived in the State of Pennsylvania is published and searchable online on the www.pa.gov website. This set contains the Water System Facility data, which will be updated annually for the prior calendar year in the first Quarter of the following year.

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This dataset has the following 32 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
PA Water System IdentifierpwsidentifiertextUniquely identifies the water system within Pennsylvania. Format: PAXXXXXXXXXX where: PA = the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Pub 5-2 State abbreviation for Pennsylvania, the state where the water system is located, or the region number of the EPA region responsible for an Indian reservation, and XXXXXXXXXX = the water system identification code assigned by Pennsylvania.
PA Water System Federal TypesdwapwstypetextClassifies the type of water system according to federal requirements. Community Water Systems, Non-Transient Non-Community Water Systems, for example restaurants Transient Non-Community Water Systems.
Water System Namepwsnametexttext The name of the water system. The name can be the formal, legal, or common name that is used most generally in referring to the water system. When multiple facilities exist for the water system at different physical locations, the name identifies the means by which the system, as a whole, is generally known. 
Active or Inactive CodesdwaactivitytextCode that indicates the activity status of the public water system. The system is Active if at least 25 people or 15 connections have access. Inactive is assigned when either the user(s) are out of business or the system has been merged into another or its not servicing any.
PA Water System Deactivation Datepwsdeactivationdatecalendar_dateThe date in which the water system was reported as being closed/deactivated, meaning the activity code is changed to Inactive. Must be valued if Activity Flag set to I-Inactive. May not be valued if Activity Flag set to A-Active.
Retail Population Served ValueretailpopulationservedvaluenumberWater system’s estimate of the number of people served by the system. 
Retail Service Connections ValueretailserviceconnectionsvaluenumberNumber of service connections to the water system. An example would be a restaurant having a source and the number of connections it is providing. Other examples are the number of businesses or homes connected.
Water System Owner TypesdwaownertypetextCode that identifies the ownership category of the water system. Private,Local Government, Public/Private, Federal Government, State Government, Native American
PA Water System Facility IdentifierpwsfacilityidentifiertextWater system facility ID that, when used with the PA Water System Identifier, uniquely identifies a water system facility. 
PA Water System Facility Activitysdwafacilityactivitytext The value of this attribute indicates the status of the facility. Active or Inactive
Other Facility NameotherfacilitynametexttextName of additional, i.e., other, water system facility when multiple facilities exist for the water system at different physical locations. A coded value which categorizes the water facility. The code specifies the type of source, plant, or entry point facility (e.g., WL is a well which is a type of source).
PA Water System Additional Facility TypesdwaotherfacilitytypetextCode that Indicates additional categorization about the type of water system facility. 
Treatment Plant Facility NametreatmentplantfacilitynamettextName of the treatment plant of the water system facility. 
Treatment Plant Facility TypesdwatreatmentfacilitytypetextCode that Indicates the treatment type used in the water system facility. Note: Only type “TP” for Treatment Plant can be reported on this object.
Facility Deactivation DatefacilitydeactivationdatetextDate when the water system was deactivated (water no longer actively serving water) or removed from federal oversight because it no longer met SDWA(safe drinking water) criteria as a public water system. 
Source Facility NamesourcefacilitynametexttextName of source for the water system facility. 
Source Facility TypesdwasourcefacilitytypetextCode that Indicates the source type of the water system facility. Values - Consecutive Connection, Infiltration Gallery, Intake, Non-piped - non-purchased, Non-piped, Roof Catchment, Reservoir, Spring, Well (Source)
Source Facility Water TypesdwasourcefacilitywatertypetextIndicates the type of the water of the source. Values - No info provided, surface water, Ground Water, ground water under the influence of surface water
Source Facility Water UtilizationsdwasourcefacilityavailabiltextCode for how the source water is utilized by a water system. Values - permanent, other, emergency, seasonal, interim
Source Facility Filtration Statussdwasourcefacilityreportedtext A code reported by the state to indicate whether a non-emergency surface water source or a non-emergency ground water under the influence of surface water source is required to install filtration by a certain date or is successfully avoiding filtration.  Values - install filtration by a certain date, successfully avoiding filtration
Source Facility Water SellersourcefacilitysellerpwsidentextPWSID of the water system that is selling water to this system through this interconnection. Is also the "upstream" water system to the parent of this facility. 
Source Facility Water Seller TreatmentsdwasourcefacilitysellertretextCode that indicates whether the seller is or is not treating the source or whether the seller treatment status is unknown. Applies only to source facilities.  Values - No info provided, seller is treating the source, seller is not treating the source
Facility From IdentifierfacilityfromidentifiertextA state-assigned value which identifies the water system facility from which water flows. The Facility ID shall be alphanumeric text, which may contain numbers (0 - 9), letters (A - Z), special characters (e.g., &, #, %).
Facility To IdentifierfacilitytoidentifiertextA state-assigned value which identifies the water system facility to which the water flows. The Facility ID shall be alphanumeric text, which may contain numbers (0 - 9), letters (A - Z), special characters (e.g., &, #, %).
Sensitive Population Receiving WatersdwaserviceareatextA service area defines the sensitive populations that receive water from the water system. Values - Day Care Center, Dispenser, Homeowners Association, Hotel/Motel, Highway Rest Area, Industrial/Agricultural, Interstate Carrier, Institution, Medical Facility, Mobile Home Park, Mobile Home Park Principle Residence, Municipality, Other Area, Other Non-Transient Area, Other Residential Area, Other Transient Area, Recreation Area, Residential Area, Retail Employees, Restaurant, School, Sanitary Improvement District, Summer Camp, Secondary Residences, Service Station, Subdivision, Water Bottler Wholesale
Served FIPS County CodeservedfipscountytextA county served by the PA Water System identified by FIPS coding. This is the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html. The last 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
Served County NameservedcountytextThe County name served by the PA Water System Identified by state coding.
Served County Codeserved_county_codetextA County served by the Public Water System identified by state coding. County code according to state. String from '01' to '67' or blank if not entered. In the Filtered View this column is used as the Count column by Water System by County.
Legal State Entity Namelegal_state_entity_nametextThe state of a legal entity, such as an individual, corporation, or government agency. One of 50 state names.
County Centroid LatitudelatitudetextThis is a latitudinal generic point central to each county to help create map visualizations by county. The only purpose is to assist in creating a mapping visual for a county. No other meaning is associated with this generic latitudinal point.
County Centroid LongitudelongitudetextThis is a longitudinal generic point central to each county to help create map visualizations by county. The only purpose is to assist in creating a mapping visual for a county. No other meaning is associated with this generic latitudinal point.
Georeferenced Latitude & Longitudegeocoded_columnpointThe is a generic Georeferenced column created from the 2-county central generic latitudinal & Longitudinal columns that can be used in creating mapping visualizations by using these generic, central, latitudinal and longitudinal points within each county. The only purpose is for creating a mapping visual for a county. No other meaning is associated with these georeferenced points.