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Published on . Last modified on March 2, 2017

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:

  • Local Small Water System – Serves drinking water to 2-4 connections. Regulated by Monterey County Code (Chapter 15.04)
  • 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)

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

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