2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which establishes the basic structure for regulating pollution in U.S. waters and is an important tool for the Water Boards to carry out its mission on behalf of Californians.
California Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for many Californians to pay their bills due to job loss and other hardships.
A new program will provide financial relief to eligible water systems to cover customer water bill debt related to the pandemic.
Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER)
California’s Human Right to Water law declares that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes.”
Drought Information & Updates
See the latest updates and information on drought conditions in the state, Water Board actions, and resources for conservation strategies, funding opportunities, and more.