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

Girl Drinking Water

The following is a list of updates that have been made to the Portal as of 10/18/2018:

  • Posted a current summary of water system's exceedance/compliance status (Excel file) in the Compliance Status tab
  • Posted detailed exceedance/compliance issues data (Excel files) in the Water Data tab

Public Water System Compliance Status

Drinking Water Map Information

Funding Resources for Drinking Water Projects

  • Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) Application Status Search
    • The application status tool allows users to search the status of drinking water and clean water applications that have been submitted for funding consideration and are under review. Applicants who have received a funding agreement are not on this report.

  • Drinking Water Application Status Report
    • DFA assists public water systems in financing the cost of drinking water infrastructure projects needed to achieve or maintain compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.

  • Proposition 1 Funded Drinking Water Projects (Map)

  • Proposition 1 Technical Assistance (TA) Funding Program
    • The Proposition 1 (Prop 1) TA Program is available to help small (less than 10,000 people) disadvantaged communities develop, fund, and implement Prop 1 eligible drinking water, wastewater, storm water, or groundwater capital projects. In addition to Prop 1 TA, DFA also manages the DWSRF set-aside funding for training and non-capital project development such as, compliance audits, rate studies, and income surveys to small public water systems.

  • List of Water Systems Receiving Interim Bottled Water/POU
    • Coming soon.

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Email: hr2w@waterboards.ca.gov


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If you need assistance with this webpage in Spanish, please contact Mandy Roman at (916) 341-5265 or at LanguageServices@waterboards.ca.gov.

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