Phone List

Division of

Name Telephone Type of Information
Administrative Services 916 341-5057 Accounting, budgets, contracts, procurement and other administrative functions
Drinking Water 916 449-5577 Regulation of public drinking water systems, environmental laboratory accreditation, development of recycled water-related regulations, residential water treatment device registration
Financial Assistance 916 341-5700 Grants and loans for projects, wastewater operator certification, drinking water operator certification, funding for water recycling, funding for public drinking water systems
Information Technology 916 341-5200 Network, programming, computer support, web publishing
Water Quality 916 341-5455 Stormwater, wastewater treatment, water quality monitoring, ocean protection, site clean-up, underground storage tanks
Water Rights 916 341-5300 Water appropriations/transfers, Bay-delta issues, FERC re-licensing

Office of

Name Telephone Type of Information
Chief Counsel 916 341-5161 Advises the board members and staff of the state and regional water boards on substantive and procedural laws applicable to the water boards.
Executive 916 341-5615
fax: 916 341-5620
Access Board Members and Executive Director, Board meetings/workshops
Enforcement 916 341-5272
fax: 916 341-5896
Compliance with environmental laws pertaining to water quality protection
Information Management and Analysis 916 319-0647 Surface water quality ambient monitoring data and reports, sampling and analytical protocols, open data, quality assurance and control, performance based management and reporting
Legislative Affairs 916 341-5251
fax: 916 341-5252
Legislative bills/proposals, rulemaking
Public Affairs Press Room Contacts
fax: 916 341-5252
Media contacts and information about water education, activities, publications and water-related subjects
Public Participation 916 341-5254
fax: 916 341-5252
Public inquiries about the Water Boards' programs, education, outreach and working with Environmental Justice and other communities. Also serves as Ombudsman to the Board
Research, Planning and Performance 916 341-5277
fax: 916 341-5284
Strategic planning, climate change, training academy


Name Telephone Type of Information
Cal/EPA Directory Web only Web only Contact information for Water Boards’ employees
California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) 866 79-CIWQS (24977) Computer system to track information about places of environmental interest, manage permits and other orders, track inspections, and manage violations and enforcement activities
Drinking Water District Offices Telephone Directory 916 449-5577 Map and Contact Information for the twenty four Division of Drinking Water District Offices. (click on map to enlarge image)
Electronic Water Rights Information Management System (eWRIMS) 916 341-5300 Computer database to track information on water rights in California
Employment 916 341-5127 Information about employment opportunities.
Ombudsman 916 341-5254 General inquiries regarding State and Regional Board Programs, Recycled Water Policy, and Small Business compliance
Regional Water Quality Control Boards Telephone Directory Web only Map and Contact Information for the nine California Regional Water Quality Control Boards
State Telephone Directory Web only State Telephone Directory (not all staff are listed in this directory)