EDWRS Electronic Drinking Water Reporting System



  • Thank you for creating your ADEM Web Portal Account and accessing EDWRS within the Portal. Please see the User's Guide for instructions on how to submit document, enter data, request permissions, and more.
    -- posted 10/14/2022

    EDWRS has been updated to allow the reporting of Positive Bacteriological Sampling Events. Reporting events is as easy as signing in, navigating to Samples --> Positive BacT Notification, and completing the form presented. The Department and affected water systems will be automatically notified of the sampling event and lab users will receive a receipt of notification to document their compliance with regulation.

    Beginning Monday, March 27, 2023, all lab users will be directed to EDWRS to make these reports for all future positive sampling events. If you have questions or feedback on the new update, please send an email to EDWRS Support or call the Drinking Water Branch at 334-271-7700

    -- posted 3/24/2023
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    -- posted 3/7/2023


The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is providing a web-enabled electronic drinking water reporting system (EDWRS) for public water systems and certified labs to manage submissions, including monthly operational reports (MOR), consumer confidence reports (CCR), Lead Service Line Inventories (LSLI), Public Notice Proof Packages (PNOT) and drinking water analytes required by Alabama's drinking water program.

The EDWRS provides public water systems with the ability to submit required documents by category and electronically validated analytical results via direct entry or XML upload. Document submissions are available for review and can be quickly made available to the public through ADEM's eFile system. Analytical results are electronically validated and imported into SDWIS/State, the state's central drinking water database. All successful submissions will receive acknowledgement of receipt via email.

The EDWRS provides the following benefits:

  • Saves public water systems and labs time and money by providing a single tool for meeting reporting requirements
  • Saves resources by providing a central repository for managing submissions and reducing the need for storage and retention of paper records
  • Improves the accuracy of compliance data through by eliminating potential errors associated with manual data entry
  • Improves Alabama's drinking water program's effectiveness in evaluating and responding to potential compliance issues with minimal burden on public water systems