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Drinking Water Policy for Surface Waters of the Delta and its Upstream Tributaries

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Amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins to establish a Drinking Water Policy for surface waters of the Delta and its upstream tributaries. The Amendments include a new narrative water quality objective for the Cryptosporidium and Giardia, along with implementation provisions, as well clarification to the existing narrative water quality objective for chemical constituents. The amendments were approved by the State Water Board on 3 December 2013, the Office of Administrative Law on 19 May 2014, and by the US Environmental Protection Agency on 20 November 2014. For more information contact Jay Simi at (916) 464-4833 or by email at jsimi@waterboards.ca.gov or Sue McConnell at (916) 464-4798 and smcconnell@waterboards.ca.gov.

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--Web page updated 12/01/2014