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AB-1989 Water and Wastewater Loan and Grant Program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/16/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 15, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1989


Introduced by Assembly Member Mathis

February 01, 2018


An act to amend Section 116555 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to drinking water. water, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1989, as amended, Mathis. California Safe Drinking Water Act. Water and Wastewater Loan and Grant Program.
Existing law authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board to establish the Water and Wastewater Loan and Grant Program, to the extent funding is made available, to provide funding to eligible applicants for specified purposes relating to drinking water and wastewater treatment.
This bill would appropriate $50,000,000 from the General Fund to the board for the program.

Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, imposes on the State Water Resources Control Board various responsibilities and duties relating to providing a dependable, safe supply of drinking water. The act prohibits a person from operating a public water system without a permit and requires any person who owns a public water system to ensure that the system, among other things, provides a reliable and adequate supply of pure, wholesome, healthful, and potable water.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the latter provision.

Vote: MAJORITY2/3   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Water Resources Control Board for the Water and Wastewater Loan and Grant Program established pursuant to Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 13486) of Division 7 of the Water Code.
SECTION 1.Section 116555 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
116555.

(a)Any person who owns a public water system shall ensure that the public water system does all of the following:

(1)Complies with primary and secondary drinking water standards.

(2)Will not be subject to backflow under normal operating conditions.

(3) Provides a reliable and adequate supply of pure, wholesome, healthful, and potable water.

(4)Employs or utilizes only water treatment operators that have been certified by the state board at the appropriate grade.

(5)Complies with the operator certification program established pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 106875) of Chapter 4 of Part 1.

(b)Any person who owns a community water system or a nontransient noncommunity water system shall do both of the following:

(1)Employ or utilize only water distribution system operators who have been certified by the state board at the appropriate grade for positions in responsible charge of the distribution system.

(2)Place the direct supervision of the water system, including water treatment plants, water distribution systems, or both, under the responsible charge of an operator or operators holding a valid certification equal to or greater than the classification of the treatment plant and the distribution system.