In response to a request from AWWA, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy organization, is extending the timeframe for utilities to review and correct data in its updated “National Drinking Water Database.” The review period will now close on June 19, rather than May 31. Please Note: AWWA is not a partner on this project. As in past years, some utilities have expressed concern about the presentation and accuracy of data in the database. The Association is sending along this information simply to make utilities aware of the opportunity to review and correct information, to the best of their ability. The database, first released in 2005, represents a compilation of water quality information from drinking water utilities throughout the United States. Updates are typically released through an advocacy report on water quality. To access the update page, visit https://waterutility.ewg.org . The username is “water” and the password is “utilities.” Instructions on how to provide corrections to data to EWG are available there. The final database is expected to be released later this year. According to EWG’s site: “This year, we highlight the growing challenges water utilities face as they struggle to treat source water polluted by agricultural, industrial and urban activities. When utilities must build and operate expensive new treatment systems, the costs are inevitably passed on to all Americans. “We would like to showcase those challenges and costs, highlighting source water impacted by pollution. We hope our work will make the case for stronger protection of source water and new investments to ensure utilities have the workforce and physical infrastructure needed to continue producing cleaner drinking water.” AWWA will keep utility members informed as the timing of EWG’s report becomes clear. Questions can be directed to Steve Via , AWWA’s director of federal relations, or Greg Kail , AWWA’s director of communications.