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DRBC goes paperless

January 9, 2013

WEST TRENTON, NJ — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced the launch of an online reporting system for its Water Supply Charges Program (WSCP). Designed to simplify surface water use reporting for WSCP participants, the new system eliminates the need for paper reports.

The WSCP includes approximately 400 surface water sources that report either annually or quarterly. In the new system, each user is assigned a unique, secure log-in, allowing electronic input of water use data and automatic receipt of an invoice based on that data. All reporting beginning in 2013 must be completed utilizing the electronic system.

“The availability of the online reporting system marks the completion of the first step of a multi-phase technology upgrade, which is being undertaken to help DRBC become more efficient and transparent,” said DRBC Executive Director Carol R. Collier. “While this system was designed specifically for data submittal by WSCP participants, future phases—budget permitting—include online acceptance of project applications and reports and the development of a web portal to easily share electronic information with the public.”