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Publication - Alberta Environment
 Electronic Reporting of Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Information User Manual for Drinking Water Operators Web Form Data Submission Prepared by: Alberta Environment Environmental Assurance Monitoring, Reporting and Innovation Branch Version 2.1: December 2008 (updated March 2010) TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ............................................................................................................................. iii Background .............................................................................................................................. iv Scope of Electronic Reporting ................................................................................................... v Who Does the Electronic Reporting ......................................................................................... v Secure On‐line Reporting .......................................................................................................... v Getting On‐line ......................................................................................................................... vi Questions and Answers ............................................................................................................ vi SECTION 1 – LOGON System Requirements ............................................................................................................ 1.1 Getting Started – LOGON ...................................................................................................... 1.1 Set Up............................................................................................................................... 1.2 Logon ............................................................................................................................... 1.3 Q & A................................................................................................................................ 1.3 SECTION 2 – DATA ENTRY FORM Form for Data Submission ...................................................................................................... 2.1 Entry ‐ Please Select Your Facility .......................................................................................... 2.2 New/Unsubmitted Details Tab .............................................................................................. 2.3 Q & A................................................................................................................................ 2.3 New/Unsubmitted Details Tab – Features ............................................................................. 2.4 New/Unsubmitted Details Tab – Contract Lab Data .............................................................. 2.5 New/Unsubmitted Details Tab – Explanation of the Details for Entering Data ..................... 2.5 Date Range ...................................................................................................................... 2.5 Sorting Records ............................................................................................................... 2.6 Column Heading Description ........................................................................................... 2.7 1. Sample Location .................................................................................................... 2.7 2. Count ..................................................................................................................... 2.7 3. Frequency.............................................................................................................. 2.7 4. Parameter.............................................................................................................. 2.7 5. Reading Type ......................................................................................................... 2.7 6. Unit and Selecting a Unit....................................................................................... 2.7 7. < or >...................................................................................................................... 2.7 8. Value (*) ................................................................................................................ 2.7 9. Date ....................................................................................................................... 2.7 Sample Description .......................................................................................................... 2.8 10. Sample Type ........................................................................................................ 2.8 11. Method................................................................................................................ 2.8 12. Water Type .......................................................................................................... 2.8 13. Missing Measurement Code ............................................................................... 2.8 14. Measurement Comment ..................................................................................... 2.8 Q & A – Missing Measurement Code............................................................................... 2.9 Q & A – Additional Monitoring ........................................................................................ 2.9 -i-
New/Unsubmitted Details Tab – Task Buttons ...................................................................... 2.9 Select an Approval ........................................................................................................... 2.9 Location Status............................................................................................................... 2.10 Submission Notes .......................................................................................................... 2.11 Save Data ....................................................................................................................... 2.11 Report/File ..................................................................................................................... 2.12 Q & A – Limit Checking .................................................................................................. 2.14 SECTION 3 – SUBMIT RECORDS New/Unsubmitted Details Tab / Unsubmitted Summary Tab – Submit ................................ 3.1 SECTION 4 – SUBMIT DETAILS Submitted ‐ Summary Tab – Radio (or Option) Buttons ........................................................ 4.1 Operator ‐ Entered........................................................................................................... 4.1 Bacteriological Data ......................................................................................................... 4.2 Annual.............................................................................................................................. 4.2 Submitted ‐ Summary Tab – Task Buttons ............................................................................. 4.3 Select Approval ................................................................................................................ 4.3 Location Status................................................................................................................. 4.3 Submitted Notes .............................................................................................................. 4.3 Report/File ....................................................................................................................... 4.4 SECTION 5 – SUBMITTED – DETAILS TAB Q&A – Submitted – Details Tab ....................................................................................... 5.1 Submitted – Details Tab –Measurement Revision ................................................................ 5.2 Q&A – Measurement Revision ........................................................................................ 5.4 SECTION 6 – CANCEL/LOGOFF CANCEL/LOGOFF the secure website ..................................................................................... 6.1 APPENDIX 1 – DISCLAIMER Electronic submission Information Disclaimer.....................................................................A1.1 APPENDIX 2 – CONTRACT LABORATORY DATA Electronic submission of Contract Laboratory Data.............................................................A2.1 - ii -
INTRODUCTION Brief Overview and Introduction This manual is provided to Operators of Drinking Water facilities that are ready to submit their data electronically. Electronic submission provides the user the ability to store and retrieve data, and generate reports that can be printed and /or saved for future reference. In this manual the following abbreviations will apply: • Alberta Environment will be referred to as AENV, • Approval to Operate will be referred to as Approval, • Registered system operating according to the last Approval to Operate will be referred to as Registration, • Registered system following either the Code of Practice for Waterworks Systems Using High Quality Groundwater or Code of Practice for a Waterworks System Consisting Solely of a Water Distribution System will be referred to as Registration. Data is submitted to a Secure Website (DWQ Website), which only Authorized Users will be allowed to access. AENV will provide a unique Username and Password to each authorized user. The authorized user logged into the system is allowed access only to their own data. A user can enter, save, modify and/or submit data to AENV depending on their assigned “Authorized User” privileges. There are two types of Authorized User privileges: •
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DWQ ‘Save Only’ User can save and/or modify saved data. DWQ ‘Save and Submit’ User can save and/or modify data and has the authority to submit the data to AENV. This is the electronic equivalent of signing off the report (i.e. certifying that the data is correct). It is recommended that a minimum of two Designated Users be assigned Save & Submit user privileges to provide opportunity for personnel backup for data submission. This website is designed to support only the monthly and annual reporting of drinking water quality monitoring results specified in the Approval/Registration as having to be submitted electronically to AENV. It does not relieve you of the obligation to retain your raw data and other records for the period specified in your Approval/Registration. THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT SUPPORT: •
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IMMEDIATE REPORTING OF CONTRAVENTIONS OF THE APPROVAL/REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION AND CONSULTATION AND MONITORING RESULTS UNDER EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, OR REPORTING OF SOME OTHER ADDITIONAL MONITORING RESULTS BEYOND THOSE REQUIRED AS PART OF THE APPROVAL/REGISTRATION - iii -
Why Electronic Reporting? BACKGROUND of Alberta Environment’s on‐line reporting for Drinking Water Systems The Electronic Reporting of Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Data was a project initiated in November 2001. The objectives are to benefit the Regulated waterworks systems and the Public of Alberta. Regulated Waterworks Systems have been given access to: • secure web forms which will enable them to: o report monitoring data in a timely and efficient manner, and o see immediately if the value of the parameter is within the Approval/Registration defined limit, including the limits of the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, o electronically submit day‐to‐day operational monitoring results, o electronically view the bacteriological sampling results, which have been submitted on the behalf of the Approval/Registration owner, by the Provincial Laboratory or Public Health, Microbiology, and o electronically view and submit the results of the annual samples analyzed by the accredited laboratory which has been contracted by the Approval/Registration holder. • The Public of Alberta has been provided self‐serve access to appropriate information about the quality of their drinking water. The intended result is to provide assurance to Albertans regarding the safety of their drinking water supply. The web address is: http://environment.alberta.ca/apps/RegulatedDWQ/default.aspx - iv -
SCOPE OF ELECTRONIC REPORTING What data is Reported Electronically to AENV? The monitoring data for a regulated waterworks system is required to be sent electronically and is defined by: • the Code of Practice for Waterworks Systems Using High Quality Groundwater, or • the Code of Practice for a Waterworks System Consisting Solely of a Water Distribution System, or • the conditions attached to the Approval Some of the parameters included are: • those parameters considered to be of greatest value as indicators of public health concerns (example: bacteriological, turbidity, chlorine, fluoride); • other parameters that are monitored as required by the Approval/Registration (example iron, manganese) • annual water chemistry sample results as required by the Approval/Registration Electronic submission of monitoring data does not replace compulsory notification requirements. All Approval/Registration incidents must be reported to AENV as specified in the Approval/Registration. WHO DOES THE ELECTRONIC REPORTING Who is responsible to Report Electronically to AENV? Drinking Water Quality (DWQ) monitoring information is sent (submitted) electronically to AENV by: • the Operators of the regulated waterworks system; • the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health, on behalf of the regulated waterworks system; and • the accredited independent laboratory contracted by the owner of the regulated waterworks system. SECURE ON‐LINE REPORTING Is the web form secure? The security and confidentiality of information exchange is a key consideration in this initiative. All of the information submitted to AENV via the web is subject to username/password protection and is via secure connections and file transfers. The staff of the regulated waterworks system, and only their staff, are able to review this information prior to final submission. Once the data is submitted to AENV it is considered ‘public information’, as it has been submitted as required by the Approval/Registration. The data will be available for public access on the external web site of AENV. -v-
GETTING ON‐LINE How does a Regulated waterworks system get on‐line? What’s involved? Potable water facilities contact the Approvals staff in the AENV Regional office, or the [email protected] Determine How the Data is to be Submitted to AENV • AENV has provided ‘web forms’ for direct input of monitoring and reporting information. • A ‘b
bulk transfer’ (ftp /flat file transfer) process for larger volumes of operator data, and bulk transfer’ (ftp /flat file transfer) process for the accredited contract laboratory. • A ‘b
The First Step AENV has provided the option of using a ‘test site’ for new users. The waterworks system operator is encouraged to use the test site to familiarize him/her self with the look and feel of the form. To use these forms, AENV will issue a Username and password for each user designated by the system owner to have access to the secure site. What happens after the testing? Approved Waterworks Systems: • a Drinking Water Quality User Agreement is entered into between the Approval holder and AENV. • The Approval is amended to reflect the electronic monitoring and reporting requirements. Registered Waterworks Systems: The Director provides written notice to begin reporting electronically, as specified in either the Code of Practice For Waterworks Systems Using High Quality Groundwater, or Code of Practice For A Waterworks System Consisting Solely Of A Water Distribution System. AENV issues a new secure password and sends it by registered mail to the Approval/Registration holder, along with the web address to the secure “Production” website. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Frequently Asked Questions Throughout this manual frequently asked questions and answers will be included. Question: When can I access the website? Answer: AENV will endeavour to provide access to the website 24 hours x 7 day/week. If you have problems or if the website is not available, please try again later and/or contact the Drinking Water Quality (DWQ) User Coordinator during business hours at [email protected] or by phone at 780‐415‐9378. - vi -
Question: Will I be penalized for a late submission, if I am unable to access the web site? Answer: No, as long as you: ‐ notify the DWQ User Coordinator immediately, that you are unable to submit monitoring information because the website is down. ‐ You also must e‐mail the information, preferably in Excel format. The details are outlined in the Drinking Water Quality User Agreement (for Approval holders), or the conditions of the Appendix attached to the written notice provided by the Director (for Registration holders). ‐ In addition you must submit your monitoring information using the AENV web forms as soon as possible once the website is operational. Question: What reporting requirements will I need to enter? Answer: Your reporting requirements are Approval/Registration dependent and will be presented to you on the data submission web form. It is your responsibility to ensure that the requirements on the form reflect the drinking water quality monitoring information that your Approval/Registration requires to be submitted electronically. Question: Where is the un‐submitted data stored? Answer: The un‐submitted data is stored in a secure account. It is not viewable by AENV until you submit it. Question: When is the information made public? Answer: This is a secure website and only submitted data will be accessed and reviewed by AENV. It is this data that will be made available to the public through AENV’s home web page. The submitted data is published to the AENV external website (world wide web) approximately 30‐45 days later. Question: Are there any helpful hints once I am logged on the system? Answer: Yes, simply place the mouse cursor on an area on the form you would like more information on, and a yellow popup box shall appear. For example, by holding the cursor near the Query Data button the yellow drop down lets you know the buttons’ purpose. - vii -
Section 1: LOGON SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS System Requirements •
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Internet Access ‐ Internet Explorer 7 is supported Operating system ‐ Windows 2000 and above are supported; VISTA is supported Sun Java 6 installation is required In some instances you may have to allow pop‐ups for the application, and In some instances you may have to turn off your firewall to install GETTING STARTED ‐ LOGON Loading Sun Java interface The logon form can be found through the Government of Alberta Environment web page Set Up Scroll down to the Water section and click on the “Electronic submission of drinking water quality information disclaimer link You will have to agree to the conditions of the disclaimer before you can proceed (see Appendix 1) The Web form is found at the following address internet browser address: https://envext02.env.gov.ab.ca/servlet/f60servlet?form=dwqf3500&config=Java (Note: the address is =dwqf3500, not =dwgf3500) SET UP The first time you link to this form, you will have to go through a short “set‐up” process to install the “Sun Java” software on your machine. Once this process is successfully completed, you will not have to repeat it, unless you are trying to access the DWQ web forms on another computer. The “Sun Java” software is free of charge. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 1: LOGON As soon as you try to load the login screen (shown above) you will be prompted to install Sun Java. If you are unable to download the form, contact the DWQ User Coordinator during business hours at [email protected] or by phone at 780‐415‐9378. The next screen will be this Security Warning, click Install to proceed. The computer will then install the program onto your machine. When the process is complete, the Finish Installation pop‐up will display, click Finish Installation and the Set‐Up process will complete. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 1: LOGON Logon LOGON In future, the Java Applet will automatically load and the Logon Screen will appear. Enter your unique username and password that AENV has provided. Do not share your password; if you find that another individual requires access to the web forms; contact the DWQ User Coordinator with their information and a username and password will be issued specifically for them. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ‐ LOGON Logon Questions & Answers Question: I received a “Failure has occurred on the Server” or a “Trigger raised unhandled exception” error, what do I do now? Answer: Solution: In the event that the connection at AENV is terminated, such as could occur during system updates, one of the messages above could be displayed on your screen. This would occur if you had already logged on and the session was terminated during your time logged on. You may also receive the second message in the event that you have been timed out. The system is set to time out after one hour. Shut down the screen by selecting the X in the top right hand corner of the screen. You will be able to log‐on once AENV has re‐established the connection. Or contact. : [email protected] Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 1: LOGON Question: What is my username and password? Answer: Each Authorized User will receive a unique Username and Password from AENV to submit drinking water quality information electronically through this website. If you have not yet obtained a Username and Password please contact: [email protected] Question: I have entered my username and password, but the following message pops up. What is wrong? Answer: You may have entered your username or password in incorrectly. Please try again. If the message occurs again, then contact the [email protected] REMEMBER: YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN THEIR SECURITY. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM FORM FOR DATA SUBMISSION Introduction The website application is composed of a form with 4 tabs plus the entry page “Please Select Your Facility” form. The name of each tab is displayed along the top of the form. These tabs are: • New/Un‐submitted – Details, • Un‐submitted ‐ Summary, • Submitted – Summary, • Submitted – Details Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM ENTRY – Please Select Your Facility Select your facility A waterworks system that is defined as an activity according to the EPEA Activities Designation Regulation must hold either a Registration or an Approval for that system. Many of the AENV Approvals now contain more than one unique operating system within the one approval. The ‘Please Select Your Facility’ form allows the authorized user (or operator) to choose the operation that will be reported on. When this form opens several situations can exist: 1. If you operate only ONE system, the Approval/Registration ID field and the Facility/Operation ID field will automatically be populated (or completed). 2. If you have ONE Approval with TWO or more unique operations within the Approval, then the form will automatically populate the Approval/Registration ID field, but you will have to use the down arrow (List of Values [LOV’s]) to choose which operation you will be entering the monitoring records for. 3. If you operate more than ONE Approved/Registered System, then you will have to choose the Approval/Registration using the down arrow (List of Values) and if the approval contains more than ONE operation you will have to use the down arrow (List of Values) to choose which operation you will be entering the monitoring records for. LOV’s
Choose the ‘Facility’ click OK, then click Next. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM New/Un‐submitted Details Tab
Entering Monitoring details This is the form that is used to enter the monitoring results. Un‐submitted Details Tab – Questions and Answers QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – New/Un‐submitted Details Tab
When you sign on with your Username and Password, you will be presented with a form for submission of your monitoring information. This form will identify the information that you are required to submit electronically as a condition of your Approval/Registration. AENV has done its best to ensure that the form reflects the drinking water quality monitoring information that your Approval/Registration requires to be submitted electronically. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the Requirements of your Approval/Registration at all times. Question: What if there are errors on the form? Answer: If you believe there are errors, omissions or discrepancies in the form you are presented or in the information you are asked to provide, please contact (via Email): [email protected] Let the DWQ User Coordinator know the name of your operation, your Approval/Registration number, the date you logged on, and the nature of the problem. The Coordinator will investigate and advise you of the outcome. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM New/Un‐submitted Details Tab, FEATURES
Un‐submitted Details Tab – Feature Overview On the New/Un‐submitted Details Tab you can: • Select a different OPERATION if the approval has multiple operations within the one approval. • View un‐submitted details of the samples that have been analyzed by your contract laboratory. These records will be available ONLY IF your contract laboratory is submitting the results electronically to AENV, see Appendix 2. • Select a specific data range using the From Date: and To Date: fields. The range can be anywhere up to 61 days (approximately two months) • Select one month at a time using the Month/Year field • Sort the records within the date range by Sample Location, or Frequency, or Parameter • Find the last record within the date range by using the navigation/VCR buttons • Return to the Entry form to select another approval by using Select Approval • Change the status of a monitoring location using the Location Status • Enter detailed notes on the operation using the Submission Notes • Enter comments specific for an individual measurement • Save the values entered for each parameter • Report on the saved, but un‐submitted values entered for the specified date range • Submit the values entered for the specified date range • Cancel or Logoff the secure website Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM New/Un‐submitted Details Tab, CONTRACT LAB DATA
Viewing Contract Laboratory data One of the features of this secure web form is the ability to view the results of your water analysis that has been performed by your contract laboratory. Of course this can only be done when your contract laboratory has arranged with AENV to have the analytical results sent electronically to AENV on the behalf of the Approval/Registration holder. For information on this process, including the submission of the data to AENV, refer to Appendix 2. New/Un‐submitted Details Tab, EXPLANATION OF THE DETAILS for ENTERING DATA Un‐submitted Details Tab – Entering Monitoring results What is a Date Range? 1
2 DATE RANGE: In the first example above, the Month/Year date range was chosen and in the second example a period of 01‐OCT‐2008 through 11‐OCT‐2008 was chosen. Remember you can choose a From Date: / To Date: for any time period of up to 61 days (2 months). The form defaults to today’s date. If you are entering data on any date OTHER THAN today’s date then you will have to choose the date using the drop down calendar. The double arrows move you either forward or back an entire year, and the single arrows move Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM Can I Sort the parameter records? you either forward or back one month at a time. When you reach the desired date highlight it and click OK. You can scroll one day at a time, backward or forward by using the single arrow buttons on either side of the From Date: or To Date: The form will not allow you to enter data in the future. When you choose, or change a date range the screen must be refreshed to bring forward the records for the dates specified. This is done by clicking on the Query Data button. If you forget the system will remind you by giving you an error message. SORTING RECORDS: The records within the date range can be sorted by clicking on the Sample Location button, or the Frequency button, or the Parameter button. The above example was sorted by Sample Location, in ascending date order. If you want to reset the original sort order, click on Query Data. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM What do the Column Headings mean? COLUMN HEADING DESCRIPTION The records on the form are the specific monitoring requirements for your waterworks system. If this is not consistent with what you monitor then please contact [email protected] An explanation of the column headings are: 1. Sample Location: the location where sampling takes place. 2. Count: the number of samples or measurements that are to be taken for the frequency period 3. Frequency: the period of time, example: a. Weekly: means calendar week b. WKGW: means calendar week, except statutory holidays c. Month: means calendar month d. Annual: means calendar year 4. Parameter means the chemical that you are analyzing for, or value you are measuring, for example: chlorine residual, turbidity, flow, volume, 5. Reading Type means the type of sample taken, example: a. n/a: means ‘discrete sample’ or ‘grab sample’ b. MIN: means ‘minimum value’ of a number of sample measurements, such as continuous monitoring c. MAX: means ‘maximum value’ of a number of sample measurements d. AVG: means ‘average value’ of a number of sample measurements 6. UNIT (*) and SELECTING A UNIT: The parameter unit is associated with the analytical method. If you change your method of analyzing a parameter then you must change the unit criteria by choosing from the List of Values (LOV’s). LOV’s 7. < or > means the ‘less than’ or ‘greater than’ symbols. These are used if your monitoring result is ‘less than’ a analytical detection limit, or shows ‘greater than’ the value. Ignore these if they are not applicable. 8. Value (*) means the measured, numeric value of the parameter. 9. Date means the date when the sample measurement was taken. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM What do the Fields under the parameters refer to? SAMPLE DESCRIPTION Near the bottom of the form are 5 highlighted fields (boxes). The information in this area pertains to the record, or parameter, that is highlighted above it. An explanation of these 5 fields are: 10. Sample Type: refers to how the sample was collected. For example a ‘discrete (grab) sample’ means that a grab sample was taken and analyzed for the parameters as defined in the Approval to Operate, or applicable Code of Practice. In the example above the Reading Type (or Sample Type) is to be recorded as the MINIMUM value of the continuous monitoring data for that day. 11. Method: this refers to the type of analyzer/or methodology used to determine the values of the parameter analyzed (see No. 6: Unit (*)) 12. Water Type: refers to which water is being sampled; either from the RAW water or TREATED water 13. Missing Measurement Code: If there is no data for a required sample, you must choose a reason from the List of Values (LOV’s) to ensure that the measurement is accounted for when you submit your data. (Note: you can enter a comment into the Measurement Comment explaining the reason for the missing measure.) 14. Measurement Comment: a field where you can add a comment specific to the parameter. For example: the address where the sample was taken in the distribution system could be entered into the Measurement Comment field. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM Missing Measurement – Questions and Answers Additional Monitoring – Questions and Answers QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – MISSING MEASUREMENT CODE
Question: What if I am missing data for a particular date and wish to save the other data collected along with the record that a data measurement is missing? Answer: For any missing values, highlight the value that is missing. Use the LOV’s (down arrow) beside the Missing Measurement Code to select the reason for the missing data. Then use the comments area to further elaborate as to why the data is missing. The missing measure code will be saved along with the values entered for the other parameters/or dates. Question: Do I have to enter a Missing Measurement Code? Answer: Yes. The Approval/Registration requires monitoring at specific stations, for specific parameters, at specified frequencies. If a measurement is missed, it could become a compliance issue. In addition, if a missing measurement code is not entered, it would be considered an incomplete report, which would trigger another compliance incident. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – ADDITIONAL MONITORING
Question: What if I collected data for a parameter more frequently than my approval requires? Answer: The form allows for only one value per parameter per day. If you continuously monitor a parameter, the form will show a reading type of MIN (minimum) for the frequency specified (i.e. daily); or MAX (maximum) for the frequency specified; or AVG (average) for the frequency specified. If you monitor a parameter daily and the frequency specified is 1 grab sample/week, then you can enter one value/per day. This would mean that 6 of the 7 values would be considered additional data. If you were sending in monitoring data by ftp (flat file transfer process), then the system would be able to accept additional data without problem. New/Un‐submitted Details Tab, TASK BUTTONS User has more than ONE approval to report on SELECT AN APPROVAL The Select Approval button is found on each of the four tabs. When you are authorized user/operator for more than ONE approval you can enter details for the other approved/registered systems without terminating your on‐line session. This is accomplished by clicking on the Select Approval button to return to the “Please Select Your Approval” form. When you have returned to the “Please Select Your Approval” form use the LOV’s (down arrow) to choose the next Approval/Registration. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM What is the Location Status? Click OK, when the name of the correct Approval/Registration is highlighted. Then proceed as before. REMEMBER: If the Approval has only ONE operation then the Facility/Operation field will automatically populate, but if the Approval has MORE THAN ONE operation you will have to choose which operation you want to enter the monitoring details. Then click Next to proceed. LOCATION STATUS Each of the sampling station locations are by default OPERATING. If it became necessary to SHUT DOWN a station, then monitoring at that location would not be performed. Unless you change the STATUS of the station the system will expect monitoring data to be completed and the data entered on the form. If you have not changed the location status your monthly report will be considered INCOMPLETE, and an INCIDENT will be triggered automatically. When the station is again UP‐and‐RUNNING you should change the LOCATION STATUS back to NORMAL OPERATION. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM How are Submission Notes Used? SUBMISSION NOTES Submission notes is a field that can be used to record day‐to‐day happenings at the plant. The notes are stored by approval/registration ID. This means that when you are entering data on an approval that has more than one operation within it, you should enter the name of the operation and the date, then the note; otherwise you will not be able to tell which operation the note belongs to. When you submit records the submission notes are also submitted, BUT it is important to understand that the date recorded will be the date of submission, NOT the date you entered the note. THEREFORE, DATE and PROPERLY title your notes! Saving records SAVE DATA You must save the data that you have entered prior to submitting it to AENV. The data will be compared against the limits defined by your Approval/Registration. A pop‐up message will show you the number of records saved, updated and/or deleted. Click OK and you will be provided with a Summary of Limit Checking. This identifies the number of measurements checked, and whether they were within the limits or guidelines of the Approval/Registration; also the Exceedance Details are shown if a parameter is outside of a limit or guideline. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM Creating a report on saved records REPORT/FILE You can print a report or export the saved records into a data set that can be opened in Microsoft Excel format. Two report ‘output’ types exist: • A printable report, which is created on‐line, and • A Data File, which is exported in .csv format. This format can be opened in Microsoft Excel. Click on the REPORT/FILE button. Choose the ‘From Date:’ and ‘To Date:’ and the type of output, in this example it will generate a printable report. Click OK Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM By selecting the ‘Data File’ output type you will be able the save the un‐submitted records to your own computer. Right mouse click on the csv.file will give you a list of options. Choose “Open in New Window”, and the report will open in Excel format in a new window. You will be given the option of “opening the file” or “saving the file” Choose Open Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 2: DATA ENTRY FORM If you choose “Save Target As…” the data will be downloaded and you can then save it to your computer. Saved date is limit checked – Questions and Answers QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – New/Un‐submitted Details Tab, LIMIT CHECKING
Question: What happens if the data is compared with the requirements of my Approval/Registration and a monitoring value exceeds the limit? Answer: Verify the value you entered. If the value is truly outside the Approval/Registration limit then you will need to follow the emergency response procedure as specified in your Approval/Registration. This includes calling the AENV 24 hour complaint / emergency response number (1‐780‐422‐4505) Question: There is a red L showing beside a saved record. What does it mean? Answer: The red L indicates that a measurement is outside of the limit as defined by the Approval/Registration (Code of Practice). Double clicking on the red letter will result in a message pop‐up explaining this. Question: What if I’ve saved a record, but not submitted it. Can I change the value? Answer: You can change and re‐save the value of UN‐SUBMITTED records as often as is necessary. Only once it’s submitted to AENV does it become a problem to change a value. It’s important to CHECK the ACCURACY of the saved records, including the CORRECT DATE BEFORE submitting them to AENV. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 3: FORMS – SUBMIT RECORDS
New/Un‐submitted Details Tab, Un‐submitted Summary Tab SUBMIT records to AENV
Send the saved monitoring records to AENV You can submit the records that you have entered and saved from the New/Un‐submitted Details Tab, OR from the Un‐submitted Summary Tab. The records that are submitted, as well as the date on which it is submitted, will be used to assess compliance with the requirements of your Approval/Registration. This is the monitoring information that will also be made available to the public through the AENV website. You can view ALL un‐submitted details from the Un‐submitted ‐ Summary When you click Submit you will be given a warning message as follows: Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 3: FORMS – SUBMIT RECORDS
Click OK and a pop up message will appear telling you how many records were submitted to AENV and a Reference number is given. Record the reference number; it serves as a receipt for submission of your data! When you click the OK, the records are submitted to AENV, and the Un‐submitted – Summary form will clear. You will no longer be able to view the records on the New/Un‐submitted Details Tab. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 4: SUBMIT DETAILS
Submitted – Summary Tab – RADIO (or OPTION) BUTTONS
Can I see the data that I submitted to AENV? What do the Option buttons do? Viewing the Operator submitted details Once data has been submitted to AENV it is no longer accessible through the New/Un‐submitted – Details and Un‐submitted – Summary tabs. The submitted data can be viewed on the Submitted – Summary tab. Choose the date range by using the popup Calendar when you click on the down arrow. Select the type of data by clicking on one the radio buttons, i.e. Operator‐Entered; Bacteriological Data; or Annual. Then Query Data. The radio button: Operator – Entered The system default is Operator – Entered monitoring data records. All the data that the authorized user entered, saved and then submitted to AENV will be displayed. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 4: SUBMIT DETAILS
Check the records you want to view, and Double click on the records, or click on Submitted Details Can I see the results of bacteriological samples taken on my system? Can I see the results of my annual samples on‐line? The radio button: Bacteriological Data All bacteriological samples that are taken by the operator must be sent for analysis to the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health, Edmonton or Calgary labs. These labs send all of the results electronically to AENV. Therefore, by Querying the Data for a specified Date range, the results received from the Provincial Laboratory will be displayed. Double click on the records, or click on Submitted Details The radio button: Annual The submitted accredited laboratory data will be viewed by clicking on the Query Data button. Please remember that the contract lab that you use must first contact AENV so that the ‘bulk file’ can be created and transferred electronically. See Appendix 2. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 4: SUBMIT DETAILS
Submitted Summary Tab, TASK BUTTONS The four buttons: Select Approval, Location Status, Submitted Notes and the Report/File. SELECT APPROVAL: The Select Approval button is found on each of the four tabs. When you are authorized user/operator for more than ONE approval you can enter details for the other approved/registered systems without terminating your on‐line session. This is accomplished by clicking on the Select Approval button to return to the “Please Select Your Approval” form. (for more details see page 2.9) LOCATION STATUS displays the status of the stations at the start of the period and any changes that were made within the defined date range. SUBMITTED NOTES displays the notes that were entered and saved from the New/Un‐submitted – Details tab. Note that the Submitted date is the computer stamped date of submission. If you do not date the Note when it was made you will not be able to tell what date it occurred, or operation (if it is a One approval to Many operations facility) it belongs to. When you highlight the notation of interest and click Expand a popup will display the complete text wording. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 4: SUBMIT DETAILS
REPORT/FILE: report on the submitted details, including measurement comments and submission note. It can be a Printable Report or a Data File (.csv format) which can be opened in Microsoft Excel. (See the New/Un‐submitted – Details reporting explanation on page 2.12) Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 5: SUBMITTED DETAILS TAB
How to access the Submitted Details Tab QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – Submitted ‐ Details Tab Question: I would like to see the submitted record detail using the Submitted – Details Tab, but it is greyed out (inactivated). How can I access it? Answer: When on the Submitted – Summary tab you can view a measurement detail by double clicking on ‐ a row; or ‐ select a number of rows by checking the boxes; or ‐ click the Check All button then click on the Submitted – Details tab The Submitted – Details tab lists the details of the data submitted, organized in sample date ascending order. The Location Status and Submitted Notes are used the same as on the Submitted – Summary tab. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Submitted ‐ Details Tab – MEASUREMENT REVISION
How to request a submitted measurement revision The Measurement Revision button is used if a submitted value must be changed. In the above example the record highlighted does not have a value associated with it, but it has a Missing Measurement Code. A record that DOES NOT HAVE A VALUE cannot be revised. The record with a value of 0.8 is highlighted. Click on the Measurement Revision button. The form that pops up will allow you to Request a Revision. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 5: SUBMITTED DETAILS TAB
Change the value to the correct value. You must enter a comment as to ‘Why you are requesting the revision’. Click Request Revision. After you click OK you will be prompted to contact the DWQ User Coordinator [email protected] to request that the revision be accepted. The request will be considered and you will be advised of the outcome. A red P indicates that a revision is pending. The letter will change to a red R when the revision is accepted by AENV. By double clicking on the red P the system will show you the details of the request. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 5: SUBMITTED DETAILS TAB
How often can I make a measurement revision? QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – Measurement Revision Question: When can I make a request for a measurement revision? Answer: You can make ONE request for a revision on any individual parameter that has been submitted to AENV. When you submit a request for revision the red P indicates that it is still pending. As long as the request is pending you have the ability to change the data and again click on the Request Revision button. However, once AENV accepts the change it is complete. You no longer have the option to submit a SECOND revision request on that specific parameter. AENV will accept only one revision per record. Question: I want to enter a value for a record that has been submitted with a Missing Measurement Code. The form Measurement Revision won’t allow a value to be entered, why? Answer: A record that does not have a value cannot be revised using the Measurement Revision form. You will have to contact the DWQ User Coordinator [email protected] to request the revision. Question: I entered, saved and submitted records then realized they were entered on the wrong date. What do I do? Answer: The Measurement Revision form will not allow DATE changes. You will have to contact the DWQ User Coordinator [email protected] to request the revision. Please remember to be very aware of the date when entering data. You can change UNSUBMITTED data as often as is necessary, BUT once it is submitted you will require Alberta Environment intervention if the data was entered for the wrong date! Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Section 6: CANCEL / LOGOFF
CANCEL/LOGOFF the secure website
Logoff The Cancel/Logoff button can be found on each of the four Tabs. When you click on this button any unsaved changes will be lost and you will exit the secure site. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Appendix 1 – Disclaimer
Terms of Use and Disclaimer APPENDIX 1 – Electronic submission of drinking water quality information disclaimer Terms of Use and Disclaimer AENV is providing this Web site to enable electronic reporting of Drinking Water Quality Monitoring results that Approval/Registration holders of the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (AEPEA) approved/registered waterworks systems are required to provide to a Director under the Waterworks Limits, and Monitoring and Reporting sections of their Approval/Registration. This Web site may only be used by Approval/Registration Holders and their Authorized Users who have a valid User Agreement with the Minister of Environment. By submitting information through this Web site you are consenting to the terms and conditions set out below. 1) This Web site supports only the monthly and annual reporting of drinking water quality monitoring results that are specified in your Approval/Registration to be submitted electronically to AENV. THIS SITE DOES NOT SUPPORT: * IMMEDIATE REPORTING OF CONTRAVENTIONS OF THE APPROVAL/REGISTRATION * NOTIFICATION AND CONSULTATION AND MONITORING RESULTS UNDER EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, OR * REPORTING OF ALL OTHER ADDITIONAL MONITORING RESULTS BEYOND THOSE REQUIRED AS PART OF THE APPROVAL/REGISTRATION 2) When you sign on with your User ID and password, you will be presented with a form Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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for the entry and submission of your Drinking Water Quality Monitoring results. This form should reflect the Drinking Water Quality Monitoring results that your Approval/Registration requires to be electronically reported to the Director. It does remain, however, your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the requirements of your Approval/Registration at all times. If you find that this form is not adequate to report the Drinking Water Quality Monitoring results, please contact: [email protected] and identify the name of your operation, the Approval ID/Registration ID, the nature of the problem, and the date. 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) When you have finished entering Drinking Water Quality Monitoring results and save it, the results you save will be compared against the respective limits defined by your Approval/Registration. You will have an opportunity to verify the results you have entered prior to submitting it to the Director. To assist you, you will be presented with a pop‐up window that identifies the number of saved results records; the number that meets the requirements of your Approval/Registration, and the number of saved results records that exceed the guidelines and limits defined by your Approval/Registration. You will also be provided with an "Exceedance Details" report that identifies the relevant records and whether it is the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality or the limit defined by your approval/registration that has been exceeded. If you believe that these "saved records" or the "Exceedance Details" are in error, please contact: [email protected] and identify the name of your operation, the Approval ID/Registration ID, the nature of the problem, and the date. Once you are satisfied that the results you have entered have been inputted correctly, and you have identified the records you intend to submit to the Director by clicking on the check box, then click on the "Submit Data" button, and you will be asked if you really intend to submit the information to the Director. When you click "Yes", the results you have entered, saved and identified for submission will be submitted. You can confirm that your results were successfully submitted by clicking on the "Submitted Data" tab. Results that you submit will be assumed correct, and to be intended by you to be your reporting of the Drinking Water Quality Monitoring results under your Approval/ Registration. The information that you submit, as well as the time at which it is submitted, will be used by AENV and the Director to assess compliance with your Approval/ Registration requirements, the same as a report in writing would be used to assess compliance with your Approval/Registration. The results will also be made available to the public through the Home Page of Alberta Environment Web site. You will comply with the Drinking Water Quality Web site User Agreement and User Manual at all times. In the event of a conflict or discrepancy between the terms and conditions of use for this Web site, the User Agreement and the terms and conditions of your Approval/Registration, the Approval/Registration shall prevail. Alberta Environment will not be responsible for any damages you or any third party suffers as a result of the submission of results through this Web site. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Appendix 2 – Contract Lab
APPENDIX 2 – Electronic submission of Contract Laboratory Data Contract Laboratory data By clicking on the Contract Lab Data button you are linking to a form which displays the UNSUBMITTED analytical results of samples sent to an accredited laboratory. You will be able to review the results of the analysis and ‘sign it off’ thereby submitting it to AENV. Before you can view contract lab data on this form, your lab must be capable of sending data to AENV electronically in the AENV fixed format. If they are not capable, you will have to instruct your contract laboratory to get in touch with the [email protected] for instruction. Once your lab is capable of sending data to AENV electronically in the AENV fixed format, then your responsibility will be in correctly identifying your sample(s). The laboratory must be able to record the sample identification data and subsequently send it in the file to the AENV ftp site. In the past when you began reporting electronically you were sent a letter about contract lab data. In that letter, there was sample identification criteria for you to forward with your sample(s) to the laboratory as well as a “sample label” like the following: Potable Water Sampling (Annual / Quarterly / Semi‐annual / Monthly) AENV Approval / Registration No: Facility Name: Sampled at Station No. Sample Matrix: (Circle one) Sample Type: Sample Frequency: Sample Date & Time: (24 hr clock) Comments: Station Description: (10) Treated (6) Raw (1) Grab (ANNUL ) Annual (MONTH ) Monthly Send results to AENV electronically: YES NO As of December 2008, the sample label has been expanded to become a sample request form (on next page). This form, with the correct sample identification, must accompany the sample to the laboratory. If information is missing, the laboratory’s file may end up being rejected by the AENV file loading system. AENV will still provide the initial sample identification necessary so you can correctly fill out the form. You must be cognisant of the parameters required under your approval / registration. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Appendix 2 – Contract Lab
Municipal Drinking Water Facility Sample Request Form (as per Alberta Environment Approval/Registration) (one sample per form) LABORATORY INFORMATION: Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ FAX: ___________________________ FOR LAB USE: Lab Sample Number: ________________________ Date Received: ______________________ Account: __________________________________________________________________________ BILLING / SAMPLE REQUESTER INFORMATION: Name: ____________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ FAX: _______________________________ E‐mail: ____________________________________________________________________________ Other: ____________________________________________________________________________ Facility Water Sampling (Annual / Quarterly / Semi‐annual / Monthly) Facility Sample Identifier / Sample No.: AENV Approval / Registration No: Facility Name: ________________________ Date Received: _______________________ ________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Sampled at Station No. Sample Matrix: (Circle one) Station Description: (10) Treated (6) Raw Sample Type: (1) Grab Sample Frequency: (ANNUL ) Annual Sample Date: _____ / _____ / ___ Time: (24 hr clock): _______ : _______ YYYY / MMM / DD HH mm Comments: (MONTH ) Monthly Send results to AENV electronically: YES NO Analysis Type: (circle what is appropriate for this sample) Potable Water: Inorganic, Organic, Trihalomethanes, Other_______________________________________________ Raw Water: Ground Water Surface Water Inorganic, Organic, Other _____________________________________________________________ All Municipal Drinking Water Facilities, regulated by Alberta Environment, must have their annual, semi annual, and / or specific monthly samples analyzed at an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory. AENV will only accept data in their specific electronic format. Billing / payment is the responsibility of the facility. The above information must be submitted by the facility and recorded by the laboratory to insure that it is forwarded with the sample data. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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Appendix 2 – Contract Lab
The laboratory should send you a paper or .pdf copy of your sample results and notify you that the file has been sent to Alberta Environment. After the laboratory sends the file through the secure ftp site, it loads into a temporary data storage area, just like in the previous form. Only your authorized users will have access to this data. The electronic data should be compared to the paper/pdf sample results. If for some reason you think the data is erroneous, you must contact the laboratory. Whether you need to have the lab re‐run the sample, or just verify a parameter’s value, if there are any changes, then the WHOLE file must be deleted. It is not possible to change a value on this form, only delete the file. After the lab has made any adjustments, they must then resend the file under a new name. The original file must be deleted prior to a resend file. Only the submit user will be able to signoff the data and thereby submit it to AENV. You will receive a message with a reference number. Please record this number. The look and Tabs of this linked form are: Tab New/Un‐submitted Files. The ability to Report on each file waiting to be submitted is provided – both for print and csv data file. File List
Station List
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Appendix 2 – Contract Lab
When you have highlighted a file, you can view the data within that file in two ways: By double clicking on a File in New/Un‐submitted Files Tab you can view the un‐submitted details by Sample. This is intended for viewing a sample which has many parameters, i.e. annual samples. By double clicking on a Station in New/Un‐submitted Files Tab you can view the un‐submitted details by Station. This is intended for viewing a few parameters that have many measures for each, i.e. large volume of operator data by ftp. The last tab has SUBMITTED DATA reporting capabilities. Alberta Environment ‐ Electronic Data Transfer Manual for Drinking Water Operators, March 2010
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