On September 25, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 685, making California the first state in the nation to legislatively recognize the human right to water.

Now in the Water Code as Section 106.3, the state statutorily recognizes that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes.” The human right to water extends to all Californians, including disadvantaged individuals and groups and communities in rural and urban areas.   Show More | Show Less


  • Posted a current summary of water system's exceedance/compliance status (Excel file) under the Pie Chart, as well as detailed exceedance/compliance issues data (Excel file) and map data as of 11/20/2017

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