Under provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), laboratories must be certified by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) to perform microbiological and chemical analysis of drinking water for public water systems in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Office of Drinking Water (ODW) of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has been given primary authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia to oversee the requirements of SDWA. The ODW receives the data that results from the analysis of drinking water samples, and the Lab Admin Group in the ODW is here to assist those certified laboratories with the reporting of analytical results. We will be happy to help you with the reporting program, as well as answer any laboratory related questions and/or concerns that you may have. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Laboratory Reporting Information
Compliance Monitoring Data Portal
CMDP is an EPA maintained web-based reporting application that gives certified laboratories and public water systems the ability to report sample results and monthly operational data directly to the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water (ODW).
To Begin Using CMDP
- Identify which type of user credentials best fit your role. Please reference the User Registration Guide.
- Register in EPA's Shared CROMERR Services (SCS) Test site.
- After ODW receives and approves your request from SCS, sign up in CMDP Pre-Production. This is the test environment before moving into CMDP Production.
- Submit a minimum of 3 successful test files that reflect the data types commonly reported by your lab. These are not compliance data. The test files ensure there are no technical issues before moving into the production environment. CMDP offers three method for reporting data, which are listed below.
- Register in EPA's Shared CROMERR Services (SCS) Production site for the role previously identified.
- Once ODW receives and approves your request from SCS, sign up in CMDP Production and begin submitting compliance data.
- Web Entry
- Informational Webinar: Registration and Web Entry Job Submission
- XLS/XML files
- Informational Webinar: Registration and XLS/XML Job Submission
- Web Services (for those using LIMS)
- Technical Documentation for Web Services Set Up
- CMDP User Manual
- CMDP FAQ's
- Split Fluoride Data Entry
- Quick Guides for XLS/XML Reporting
- Quick Guides for Web Entry Reporting
- EPA CMDP Help Center
- EPA SCS Helpdesk Hotline
- 888-890-1995, Option 1
The Office of Drinking Water will no longer be accepting CSV files after 9/1/20 and will only receive results through the Compliance Monitoring Data Portal. Please contact Leslie Holt at Leslie.Holt@vdh.virginia.gov to get started in CMDP.
1. Email .csv files to email@example.com
- Electronic Reporting-Template Instructions
2. Email Reports to the appropriate field office
Laboratories must report all positive Total Coliform and/or E.Coli results, and other contaminants’ results that exceeded their Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) to the appropriate field office’s Alert E-mail within 24 hours