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California Drinking Water


Annual Report
The water you drink

Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.

Local information, such as contacts, case studies, and more on source water protection for your state can be found here.

To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.

If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety.  EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually.  Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.

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Where does drinking water come from?
To find out about the watershed that supplies your drinking water and how to protect it, click here. If your water comes from a ground water source, read about your state's ground water quality.Exit EPA Disclaimer

 

State drinking water offices
California's drinking water program Exit EPA Disclaimer California's source water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Program
Headquarters Office
1616 Capitol Ave
PO Box 997377, MS 7400
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
916-449-5600
Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Program
Drinking Water Source Assessment and Protection (DWSAP) Program
Headquarters Office
1616 Capitol Ave
PO Box 997377, MS 7400
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
916-449-5600

 

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Compliance trends
Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. EPA's national summary.

 

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Funds for safer water
States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality.

 

For general information on drinking water

Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

 

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