Small Public Water Systems

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The California Department of Health Services has designated the Amador County Environmental Health Department as the Local Primacy Agency (LPA). The Local Primacy Agency carries out provisions of the California Safe Drinking Water Act, California Health and Safety Code and any regulations, standards or orders adopted thereunder. CLICK HERE for a link to the California statutes and regulations applicable to drinking water.  The goal of this program is to ensure that small public water systems deliver safe, adequate, and dependable drinking (potable) water.

The Environmental Health Department oversees those systems with less than 200 connections, through the permit and inspection process, and review of lab analysis from state certified laboratories. Other responsibilities include provisions of technical assistance to owners and operators of the system, issuance of public notices, general guidance on current and changing fees and standards, and response to complaints.

There are currently 68 small public water systems regulated by Amador County Environmental Health Department.


With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board has adopted emergency regulations requiring a reduction in water use by 25% statewide.  Small public water systems should understand their responsibilities under these emergency regulations.

List Of Amador County Topics:

Potable Water Requirements for Food Facilities

Other Water System Links:

EPA Ground Water & Drinking Water - The Safe Drinking Water Act
U.S. EPA- Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water
California Dept. of Health Services- Division of Drinking Water & Environmental Management
California Department of Public Health--Certifications & Licenses--Drinking Water--Templates for Public Notifications

Questions about lead in your drinking water?

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