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Drinking Water Enforcement Actions
The State Water Resources Control Board is authorized by Sections 116650 and 116655 of the California Health and Safety Code to issue citations and orders (enforcement actions) for a violation of it or any regulation, permit, standard, citation, or order issued thereunder. These citations and orders are issued by Waterboard's Division of Drinking Water (DDW) District and Regional Offices.
The DDW has five regions which contain 23 district offices. The DDW District Office Map (PDF) shows the counties each district office is responsible for and the district offices that make up each region. It also gives contact information for each district and regional office.
As of January 1, 2013, a copy of each enforcement action issued by the DDW will be placed at this location on the DDW website. Listed below is a link for each County in the state. The number in each link is the number that is used to represent that county. These numbers are the first one or two digits in the ID number assigned to each public water system. Each enforcement action issued is placed in the County link that corresponds to the physical location of the public water system that was issued the citation or the order.
The Naming Convention (PDF) for citations and compliance orders defines each element in the file name given to each enforcement action document. The file name contains the Region Number, the District Number, the calendar year issued, whether it is a citation or an order, the water system ID number, a violation code which identifies the type of violation, and whether the action assessed a monetary penalty. The link above is to a document that explains the naming convention in detail.
A list of violation codes (PDF) gives the name of the violation associated with each code as well as the violation category. The name of each violation contains an abbreviation which refers to the applicable federal regulation adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the DDW has or is in the process of adopted. These abbreviations (PDF) are defined in this link.
Counties without links, currently do not have any enforcement actions posted.