How Is the Water Quality in California?


Quick Answer

Water quality in California meets all federal and state guidelines for quality and is regulated by the Federal and California Safe Drinking Water Acts. Under these regulations, the State Water Resources Control Board provides regulatory oversight to all California public water systems to ensure all drinking water is safe.

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The Northern and Southern California Field Operation Branches of the State Water Resources Control Board are enforce the Safe Drinking Water Acts. It performs inspections and levies penalties for non-compliance, working with the various water boards and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect drinking water supplies. It follows the Safe Drinking Water Plan for California, which is used to assess the overall quality of the state's drinking water, identify specific water quality problems, and analyze health risks associated with drinking contaminated water.

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