The Water Boards promote environmental justice to prevent harm and protect California’s most vulnerable and environmentally burdened communities.
Environmental Justice principles call for the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, in the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of all environmental laws, regulations, and policies that affect every community’s natural surroundings, and the places people live, work, play, and learn.
We strive to support community-led solutions and develop justice-informed approaches to collaboration, research, policy, and resource decisions.
Meaningful engagement with California Native American Tribes is fundamental to the mission of the Water Boards. The Office of Public Participation coordinates the Water Boards Tribal Affairs Program statewide.
- General Assistance
Can’t find what you need on our website? The Office of Public Participation can help—email OPPfirstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 341-5254.
- Report an Environmental Concern
Are you concerned that something you witnessed is having a negative impact on the environment? Don’t do nothing—report it on CalEPA’s environmental complaint system!
- Assistance for Small Businesses
- Help with Water Recycling
- Access Public Records
Office of Public Participation
1001 I Street, 13th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5254
Language Translation and Interpretation
We speak your language!
- Language interpretation services for public meetings, workshops, and individual meetings with staff.
- Written translation of documents such as meeting flyers, public notices, fact sheets, executive summaries, and more.
- Support for a language access complaint if a Water Boards program did not provide or denied language services.
To request our services, email OPP-LanguageServices@Waterboards.ca.gov.
We will respond to your request within two (2) business days.