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SAFER Drinking Water

Welcome to the SAFER Drinking Water Site

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.

Using short- and long-term strategies, SAFER is designed to ensure Californians who lack safe, adequate, and affordable drinking water receive it as quickly as possible, and that the water systems serving them establish sustainable solutions. In doing so, SAFER minimizes the disproportionate environmental burdens experienced by some communities and advances justice for people of all incomes, races, and cultures.


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  Calendar of Events

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  Maps and Data

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  Advisory Group

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Contact Us

Language Access Services

The Office of Public Participation provides interpretation and translation services in any language at no cost to you.

  • 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 these services, click on the button below to open the language access form.

The form is available in English, Español (Spanish), Tagalog, 中文 (Simplified Chinese), 한국인 (Korean), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi).

California Climate Investments
The SAFER Program includes projects funded by the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, which is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.