The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has approved $19 million in funding from the Cleanup and Abatement Account to meet interim emergency drinking water needs for those communities with a contaminated water supply or that suffer drought related water outages or threatened emergencies.
The funding has become available through legislation signed by the Governor in March, allocating $1 billion in emergency drought relief to ensure communities in need can apply for, and receive interim replacement drinking water.
Eligible applicants include public agencies, as well as community water systems, not-for-profit organizations, and tribal governments that serve disadvantaged communities.
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, bottled water, well repair, well rehabilitation, vending machines, point of use devices, hauled water, emergency interties, and treatment systems.
For more information on this funding opportunity, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, please visit http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/caa/dw_droughtfund/index.shtml.