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AB-3123 California Safe Drinking Water Act.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 3123


Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez

February 21, 2020


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3123, as introduced, Gonzalez. California Safe Drinking Water Act.
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: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


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 A person who owns a community water system or a nontransient noncommunity water system shall do all 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 both, under the responsible charge of an operator or operators holding a valid certification equal to or greater than the classification of the water treatment plant and the water distribution system.