The Drinking Water Unit of the Fee Branch is responsible for setting and collecting fees for The Safe Drinking Water Program. This Program is mandated by the California Legislature to ensure all public water systems providing service to California are in compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act standards.

The Drinking Water Program has nearly 200 staff located in 24 districts and offices throughout the state that enforce the federal and state Safe Drinking Water Act. The Program’s main responsibilities in this area are issuing permits to drinking water systems, inspecting water systems, reviewing and approving proposed treatment facilities, monitoring water quality, setting and enforcing drinking water standards and requirements, and administering drinking water infrastructure grants and loans.


Contact Information

Email: DAS-DrinkingWaterFees@waterboards.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 341-5082
FAX:    (916) 341-5248