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Water System Administrator: General Information


A Water System Administrator appointment is a new, flexible tool that the Safe and Affordable Fund for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) program is using to support systems struggling to provide safe and affordable water. Disadvantaged water systems experiencing Technical, Managerial, or Financial (TMF) issues may have a Water System Administrator appointed and funded by the State Water Board.

For detailed information on the program, see the FAQs and the Administrator Policy Handbook

See Administrator Policy Handbook Revision 2022 Draft (English | Spanish).

Communities receiving an Administrator can learn more about the process and view public documents.

Professionals seeking to become Administrators can learn more about the process to join our Administrator Pool.

Current appointed or approved Administrators or interested professionals seeking to become Administrators can review the Administrator Community Accountability and Engagement Plan Template.

Explore current Administrator projects, track project milestones, and view public documents using the dashboard and tables below.


Email SAFER for additional questions about the Administrator Program.