How to Certify Your Risk and Resilience Assessment or Emergency Response Plan
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.
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 electronic certification demo video below or open the AWIA electronic certification user guide (pdf) . If you have specific questions regarding the electronic certification process, call our Help Desk at 888-890-1995 (Option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All other inquiries can be emailed to U.S. EPA at email@example.com.
As an alternative to electronic submission, described above, community water systems may use the PDF certification statement forms below to certify completion of their risk and resilience assessment and/or emergency response plan. The forms can be sent via the following methods:
1. Email signed copy to U.S. EPA at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email subject line please state "Risk and Resilience Assessment certification statement" or "Emergency Response Plan certification statement," along with your PWSID number.
2. Mail signed copy to U.S. EPA at the following address:
- Risk and Resilience Assessment Certification Statement (pdf)
- Emergency Response Plan Certification Statement (pdf)