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Delivering Safe Drinking Water

Ensuring California’s water is clean, safe, and reliable is worth investment.

Clean, Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

Delivering clean, safe, reliable water 24/7 takes regular maintenance of complex water systems, advanced water treatment, and investments in new technology, infrastructure and resources.

ACWA's Efforts

ACWA is working on a number of fronts to address the state’s complex drinking water issues. ACWA is taking the lead on developing and advancing drinking water solutions that are reasonable, effective and workable for public agencies. ACWA also is working with the state to help shape the development of a statewide low-income water rate assistance program.

When appropriate, ACWA sponsors legislation to address drinking water issues.

ACWA Member Efforts

Delivering safe drinking water is job number one for local water agencies. Through regular and thorough testing, California’s water agencies ensure that drinking water supplies are safe and comply with all state and federal drinking water regulations for contaminants such as lead, nitrates, and harmful bacteria.

Water agencies also  make critical investments in water treatment technologies and water supply projects to ensure the safest, most reliable water possible.

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“Ensuring that every Californian has access to safe and affordable drinking water is one of ACWA’s top policy priorities.” Cindy Tuck ACWA Deputy Executive Director for Government Relations

State Water Board Adopts MCL for 1,2,3-TCP, Rejects Calls to Establish Compliance Period

by Emily Allshouse

The State Water Resources Control Board on July 18 adopted a regulation establishing a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for 1,2,3,-Trichloropropane […]


Joint Response to Comments Related to 1,2,3-TCP MCL

by Emily Allshouse

Submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board on July 14, 2017.


Joint Comments on Perchlorate Reporting

by Emily Allshouse

Submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board on June 29, 2017.


Blue-Green Algal Bloom Found in San Luis Reservoir

by Pamela Martineau

The California Department of Water Resources is urging boaters and recreational users to avoid direct contact with waters in San […]


Member Case Study – June 2017

by Emily Allshouse

Carmichael WD’s American River Pipeline Project: Meeting Regional Water Needs Problem For more than 50 years, industrial solvents and other […]


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