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CDPH Issues Guidelines on How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones
As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Although the scientific community has not reached a consensus on the risks of cell phone use, research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.
12/14/2017 2:28:50 PM
Winter Recess Closure List
Many Monterey County government offices will be closed or have limited hours of operation during a Winter Recess scheduled from December 26th- 29st. Check the department open/closed list for available services.
12/13/2017 4:06:00 PM
It's Not Too Late
It’s that time of year again. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not gotten vaccinated yet. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.
12/4/2017 11:28:00 AM
Public Water SystemsPublic Water System – (California Health and Safety Code (CH&SC), Division 104, Part 12, Chapter 4 (California Safe Drinking Water Act), Article 1, Section 116275(h)) -a system for the provision of water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances that has 15 or more service connections or regularly serves at least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year. Public Water Systems* include the following water system sub-classifications:
- 112 – Community Water System – Serves drinking water to at least 15 connections used by yearlong residents or regularly serves at least 25 yearlong residents (i.e., subdivisions, apartments, employee housing, etc).
- 1130 – Nontransient Noncommunity – Serves drinking water to at least the same 25 persons over 6 months per year, but does not meet the requirements of a community water system. (i.e., businesses, schools, etc).
- 1030 – Transient Noncommunity – Serves drinking water to at least 25 individuals daily (same or different people) at least 60 days out of the year, but does not meet the requirements of a community or nontransient noncommunity water system (i.e., small business with less than 25 employees, restaurants, parks, campgrounds, etc)
* Individuals count towards user if they have access to the water (i.e., restrooms, break-rooms) whether they use it or not.
Monterey County has a delegation agreement with the State Water Board to regulate public water systems that serve less than 200 connections. Systems with more than 200 connections are regulated by the State Water Board.
||The information presented in this document is to assist and guide persons that are or will be establishing a new public water system, including State Small Systems that expand beyond the 14-service connection limit. The State water supply permit is a one-time permit that is issued prior to the operation of a drinking water system. If various changes are made to the water system such as a change of ownership or a change in the treatment of the water, the initial permit must be amended to allow the change to occur|
|Application for Domestic Water Supply Permit
|TMF (Technical, Managerial, and Financial Capacity) Requirements||Supporting Documentation that must be submitted with Permit Application
|Permit Amendment Application||Application for Domestic Water Supply Permit Amendment
|Preliminary Technical Report Guidance||As of January 1, 2017, Senate Bill 1263 requires new public water system applicants to prepare a Preliminary Technical Report for review and acceptance by the State Water Resource Board at least 6 months prior to any water related construction.
|SB 1263-FAQ’s||In January 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board), Division of Drinking Water (DDW) sent out a summary of Senate Bill 1263 (SB 1263), effective January 1, 2017, to planning departments, environmental health departments and local area formation commissions in each California County. SB 1263 amended section 116540 and added section 116527 to the California Health and Safety Code (CHSC) and added section 106.4 to the Water Code.
Additional Resources - For Public Water Systems
The state website for public water systems is waterboards.ca.gov
State Board Drinking Water Homepage
You can find additional information from the State Water Board Here.
The new link for water quality for public water systems is: Here.
Electronic Annual Report
The Electronic Annual Report is required to be submitted by all public water systems: Click here!
Consumer Confidence Reports
Consumer Confidence reports are also required for all community and nontransient-noncommunity systems: Click here for more information.
State Regulations: California Drinking Water-Related Laws
Click Here for Tech Briefs. "Tech Briefs" are four-page fact sheets included in On Tap magazine produced by the National Environmental Services Center (NESC). Each fact sheet provides concise, technical information about a drinking water treatment technology or issue relevant to small systems. "Tech Briefs" are written for drinking water professionals, particularly small system operators. Tables and descriptive illustrations are provided, as well as sources for more information
Geotracker - find out about nearby contamination
Geotracker is a great tool for all systems and well contractors who want to know about nearby contamination: Click onGeotracker to start your search.
Public Water Systems and Land Use Entitlements: Understanding Consolidation and Compliance Objectives
Click here to learn more about the requirements that new or existing public water systems will need to meet in order to be considered a viable source for land use entitlement applications.