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  • Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving

    Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. The Monterey County Health Department is reminding all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow the Fight BAC!® basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

    11/16/2017 5:35:00 PM

  • Sixth Annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) Conference

    The sixth annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) women’s health conference is being held Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm at Hartnell College. This free conference is specifically for Spanish-speaking immigrant women.

    11/16/2017 3:46:59 PM

  • Safe Travels Via Salinas Grant to benefit 65+ population and Elementary Schools in Salinas

    The Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has been awarded $130,000 as part of a Safe Travels Via Salinas grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to the 65+ population and bike education to schools in Salinas. The yearlong grant start date was on November 13, 2017 and will benefit three elementary schools in East Salinas – Bardin Elementary, Cesar E. Chavez, and Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary.

    11/15/2017 3:54:00 PM

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Public Water Systems

Public 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:
  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

Permits

Document Description
Permit Instructions
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

Permit Application

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

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.

 Water Quality

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.

Regulations

State Regulations: California Drinking Water-Related Laws

Tech Briefs

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.