MiWaters System


PORTLAND, OR - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Water Resources Division (WRD), like many regulatory organizations has increasingly become dependent upon information systems to manage regulatory compliance.  Over many years, legacy applications were developed in a non-integrated fashion resulting in disjointed and redundant data across multiple systems.  In addition, the fragmentation of the legacy applications could not support consistent permitting and compliance processes across program areas.

The MiWaters system is consolidates and replaces over 25 systems used by WRD, brining consistency to permitting and compliance processes, and significantly enhancing WRD’s capabilities through advanced technologies (e.g. GIS), enhanced public access to information, and improved data integrity.

The core of the MiWaters solution is comprised of a custom developed web application based on the Microsoft .NET framework, with data being managed and reported upon using Microsoft’s SQL Server platform.  However, significant functionality is also provided via integration of Windsor Solution products into the MiWaters solution:

  • nForm –  supports online electronic form submission and management
  • nSpect – provides mobile inspections and data collection
  • nSite Explorer – delivers powerful GIS based data inquiry for both internal staff, the regulated community and the general public.

MiWaters supports the following core functional capabilities:

  • Site Management
  • Application and Service Request Processing
  • Permit Development Maintenance
  • Permittee Reporting
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Complaints/Incidents
  • Financial Tracking

Other general features and capabilities of MiWaters include:

  • External site for regulated community (registered users)
  • Public Inquiry including GIS based inquiry
  • Workflow and Tasking
  • Automated Document Generation from user-defined document templates
  • Integrated Document Management (upload/download)
  • User Notifications – to both internal staff and registered external users (regulated community)
  • Extensive configuration and administrative functions
  • Contact Management
  • User management
  • System Announcements
  • Online help

CONTACT Simon Watson

Simon Watson

Windsor Solutions
(503) 675-7833 ext. 206