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AB-1669 Groundwater: Nitrate at Risk Area Fund.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.

 Section 13444 is added to the Water Code, to read:

13444.
 (a) The Nitrate at Risk Area Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury, to be administered by the state board. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, moneys in the fund shall be available for the purposes of developing and implementing sustainable and affordable solutions for disadvantaged communities in areas designated pursuant to subdivision (b).
(b) The State Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the state board, shall, using existing data on public water systems, designate areas that are reliant on nitrate-contaminated groundwater for their source of drinking water and that do not have reliable access to safe, affordable drinking water.