FY 2013 NWPG Measure Definitions Pacific Islands
Measure Language: Percent of population in the U.S. Pacific Island Territories served by community water systems that has access to continuous drinking water meeting all applicable health-based drinking water standards, measured on a four quarter rolling average.
Type of Measure: Target measure; Annually reported
Measure Contact: John McCarroll, EPA Region 9, Pacific Islands Office
email@example.com | (415) 972-3774 Measure Definition Terms and phrases:
o U.S. Pacific territories consist of Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
o A community water system is a public water system which serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents.
Methodology for computation of results: Quarterly Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) data from the three territories is reviewed. The population served by water with any health-based violations is subtracted from the total population in each territory. The result is a one year rolling average and reported as a percentage.
Units: Population, expressed as a percentage.
Universe: Total population served by community water systems, of the U.S. Pacific territories (Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa)
Baseline: The FY 2005 baseline is 95% of the population in American Samoa, 10% in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and 80% in Guam served by community water systems received drinking water that meets all applicable health-based drinking water standards throughout the year.