Drinking water assistance for disadvantaged communities
Presented by: Emma Blankenship, Grant Manager with the State Water Board’s Division of Financial Assistance
The State Water Resources Control Board promotes permanent and sustainable drinking water solutions to ensure the provision of safe, clean, affordable, and reliable drinking water to Californians. Drinking water needs are addressed through financial and technical assistance, with a focus on small disadvantaged communities statewide. This presentation will describe the implementation and outcomes of funding programs that provide financial and technical assistance for eligible drinking water projects.
Sustainable solutions addressing drinking water infrastructure problems
Presented by: Michelle Frederick, SAFER Section Supervisor for State Water Boards, Division of Drinking Water
The Division of Drinking Water will discuss the underlying problems with drinking water infrastructure fragmentation across the State and how it impacts disadvantaged communities, particularly in areas with groundwater contamination. The presentation will also share where information can be found on these water systems and steps being taken to address these technical challenges while also providing sustainable solutions rather than short-term fixes.