Rhode Island Wastewater Information
What is RIWIS?
How Can My Community Benefit From RIWIS?
How Do I Use RIWIS?
RIWIS is a
statewide, web-accessed database used to organize local information
about onsite systems and cesspools, including their
location and condition, inspection results, and maintenance.
It is easy to use and virtually free ($100 annual fee) for Rhode
municipalities. RIWIS is a valuable
tool, adaptable to any level of wastewater management.
RIWIS is free
for service providers, maintained by Carmody™, paid for
by industry sponsors, and supported by the University of Rhode
Island and RI Department of Environmental Management.
The list of
Rhode Island towns enrolled with RIWIS is growing quickly. As
of Spring 2008, it includes: Block Island, Charlestown,
Foster, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Little Compton, North
Kingstown, Portsmouth, Scituate, Tiverton.
Can My Community Benefit From RIWIS? (this
link takes you to a PDF)
Do I Use RIWIS?
Program sponsored a workshop series, intended primarily for town
officials, that led participants through the process of getting
from those workshops are offered below:
Management Options (PDF, 1487 KB)
Your Database From Existing Sources (PDF, 7725 KB)
RIWIS Start-Up Kit (PDF, 811 KB)
the RIWIS Interface (PDF, 167 KB)
Reports (PDF, 977 KB)
RIWIS For Common Everyday Tasks: Part I For Service Providers (171 KB)
RIWIS For Common Everyday Tasks: Part II For Town Officials (281 KB)
You Have A Database
Tips & Tricks
to Building Your I&A
Database (PDF, 532 KB)
Reports Into RIWIS (PDF, 42 KB)
RIWIS Into Your Wastewater Management Program
of Mailings (PDF, 1369 KB)
Merge Tutorial (Word document, 721 KB)
Reports and Applications
Inspector's Report for Conventional Systems (Word document, 34 KB)
Inspector's Report for I&A Systems (Word document, 35 KB)
Fields (Word document, 29 KB)
Service Provider Application (Word document, March 2008 version, 121
Support for RIWIS (letter, PDF, 558 KB)