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Last Edited: 9/30/2010

Drinking Water Resources

This section is under development.  Resources listed do not necessarily represent the views of the California Environmental Health Tracking Program.  We welcome suggestions and additions to the resource list.

California State Government:

Drinking Water Program (DWP), California Department of Public Health
DWP is responsible for regulating public drinking water systems in California.


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Federal Government:

Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (QGWDW), United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in the U.S.


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European Commission
The European Commission drinking water program.

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. The World Health Organization provides information on safe drinking water.


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Non-governmental, Advocacy, and Community Organizations:

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
AWWA is an international nonprofit organization with a membership comprised of water professionals and 4,600 water supply utilities.

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
ACWA is a coalition of nearly 450 public water agencies, responsible for 90% of the water delivered to cities, farms and businesses in California.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC is an international environmental action organization with a staff of over 300 lawyers, scientists, and policy experts.  NRDC addresses many environmental issues including water quality, global warming, clean energy, and more.

Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is a national member-based environmental organization.

Scorecard is a nationwide, online resource that provides data and information on pollution problems and toxic chemicals, including air and water quality.


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Data Resources:

National Water Quality Assessment Data Warehouse, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Since 1991, the USGS has systematically collected chemical, biological, and physical water quality data on 42 study units nationwide.


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