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Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention

The Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention Unit (Fraud Prevention Unit) specializes in investigating cases where state funds are being misused or where false information is being provided for monetary gain.

The State Water Board has administrative authority to disqualify funding recipients and their consultants from participating in the UST Cleanup Fund and other State Water Board financial assistance programs. The Fraud Prevention Unit also works with other agencies in pursuit of criminal and/or civil prosecution.

To learn more about the Fraud Prevention Unit, see our factsheet.

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

Report Fraud

If you think someone is misusing state funds or intentionally misrepresenting data, report it. All allegations of potential fraud are taken seriously, and you can remain anonymous.

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse
Disqualified Businesses & Persons

Disqualified Businesses & Persons

See all entities disqualified from doing business with the State Water Board. All work performed by these entities will not be eligible for reimbursement.

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Fraud Prevention Unit Fact Sheet


Learn more about the Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Prevention Unit, our recent actions, and the types of fraud we investigate.

View Our Factsheet

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Contact Us

  • Toll-free Message Line
    (855) 263-0863
  • Office of Enforcement
    (916) 341-5272
  • Email Address
    NOTE: This email address is for general inquiries only. If you are seeking to report fraud, you must submit a completed Fraud Complaint Form

Mailing Address

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Prevention Unit
Office of Enforcement
801 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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