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HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER (HR2W)

On September 12, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 685, making California the first state in the nation to legislatively recognize the human right to water.

Now in the Water Code as Section 106.3, the state statutorily recognizes that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes.” The human right to water extends to all Californians, including disadvantaged individuals and groups and communities in rural and urban areas. Show More | Show Less

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  • Posted current exceedance/compliance issues data and map data as of 6/6/2017.
  • Added 'Human Right to Water in the News' link under the 'General Information' section.
  • Updated data disclosure document to clarify what is not included in the current exceedance/compliance issues dataset.
  • Changed the Excel file names in the 'Download Human Right to Water Data' section to reflect the actual date range for the posted data.

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Phone: (916) 449-5158

Email: hr2w@waterboards.ca.gov

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