Public Drinking Water Systems
The Drinking Water Program (DWP) regulates public water systems; oversees water recycling projects; permits water treatment devices; certifies drinking water treatment and distribution operators; supports and promotes water system security; provides support for small water systems and for improving technical, managerial, and financial (TMF) capacity; provides funding opportunities for water system improvements. For more about DWP activities, click on a link below.
Private domestic wells are not regulated by DWP; the State Water Resources Control Board has information pertinent to private domestic well water quality. The Department of Public Health also has some water-related programs; for those, click here.
Reorganization Proposal: The Administration has proposed a July 1, 2014 transfer of DWP to the State Water Resources Control Board. Find out more at http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/drinkingwater/index.shtml.