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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

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SMALL WATER SYSTEM PROGRAM

The Drinking Water Protection Services regulates Local and State Small Water Systems, which serve 2-14 connections.  Many residents and visitors receive their water from these systems. Drinking Water Protection Services currently administrates 969 systems, which serve about 4232 connections.

Program staff regularly tests these water systems and provides guidance to correct any deficiencies.

The small water system program consists of the following two types of water systems:

  • 105 - Local Small Water System – Serves drinking water to 2-4 connections. Regulated by Monterey County Code (Chapter 15.04)
  • 104 - State Small Water System – Serves drinking water to 5-14 connections and does not regularly serve drinking water to more than an average of 25 individuals daily for more than 60 days out of the year. Regulated by Monterey County Code (Chapter 15.04), California Code of Regulations (Section 64211)

Service connections include all dwelling units (i.e., single family homes, apartments, caretakers units, and senior units) and parcels which use potable water for domestic and not agriculture purposes.

 

Services provided:

  • Permitting
  • Sampling
  • Inspections
  • Technical Assistance
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Record Maintenance
  • Maintain Water System Connection List – Can be used to search the name of the water system that serves a parcel or address

Forms

Form Description

State and Local Small Service Area list

Use this list to look the up the name of the water system that an address or parcel is connected to – list is currently being updated

Self Inspection Form

PDF form for Water system field inspection/Coliform Investigation Report

Disinfection Instructions

Instructions for the care of small water supplies when Coliform Bacteria is found.

Disinfection Instructions (En español)

Instrucciones Para El Cuidado de Sistemas de Agua Chicos (Sistemas de Agua del Condado)

Sampling Instructions

Instructions for collecting bacteriological water samples

Sampling Instructions (En español)

Colectando las Muestras Bacteriológicas de Agua

List of Operators and Laboratories

List of operating and sampling services with whom Monterey County Health Department, Environmental Health Bureau, (MCHD, EHB) has recently worked. The list may not be complete and should only be used as a guide.

List of Engineering Firms

A partial list of engineering firms with whom Monterey County Health Department, Environmental Health Bureau, (MCHD, EHB) has recently worked. The list is not complete and should only be used as a guide in starting the search for an engineering firm.

Nitrate FAQs

FAQs About Nitrates in Drinking Water

Arsenic FAQs

FAQs About Arsenic in Drinking Water

Guidelines For Water System Plans

List of guidelines for water system plans.

State and Local Small Water System Application and Attachments

Application Form

Application for a new or amended water system permit

Connection List

Form to list water system connections

Emergency Notification Plan

PDF form for Water Quality Emergency Notification Plan

Operations Plan

PDF form for Operations Plan for groundwater systems

Financial Capacity Assessment

In order to comply with Chapter 15.04.050(a)(2) of the Monterey County Code, any new small water system must submit a financial plan as part of the domestic water supply permit application. This information is also required as part of an application for a change of ownership of an existing water system where the County has reason to believe that the viability of the system is in question.

Budget

PDF for Five Year Budget Projections and 10 Year Growth Projections

Capital Improvement Plan

Excel form for Simplified Capital Improvement Plan

Water System Agreement Outline

General information that may need to be included in a water agreement. This is not intended to be legal advice. Water agreements must be signed and recorded and should be drafted or reviewed by an attorney.

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