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  •   Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population

    Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.

    2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM

  •   UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump

    Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.

    1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM

  • CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Monterey County

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Monterey County. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin.

    2/1/2018 2:43:00 PM

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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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