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FY 2014 NWPG Measure Definitions Pacific Islands

Measure Code: PI-SP26

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

mccarroll.john@epa.gov | (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.


 

 

 

 


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