Current as of: 2010
The people of California further find and declare that it is
necessary and in the public interest to do all of the following:
(a) Ensure that safe drinking water is available to all
(1) Providing for emergency assistance to communities with
contaminated sources of drinking water.
(2) Assisting small communities in making the improvements needed
in their water systems to clean up and protect their drinking water
(3) Providing grants and loans for safe drinking water and water
pollution prevention projects.
(4) Protecting the water quality of the Sacramento-San Joaquin
Delta, a key source of drinking water for 23 million Californians.
(5) Assisting each region of the state in improving local water
supply reliability and water quality.
(6) Resolving water-related conflicts, improving local and
regional water self-sufficiency and reducing reliance on imported
(b) Protect the public from catastrophic floods by identifying and
mapping the areas most at risk, inspecting and repairing levees and
flood control facilities, and reducing the long-term costs of flood
management, reducing future flood risk and maximizing public benefits
by planning, designing and implementing multi-objective flood
(c) Protect the rivers, lakes and streams of the state from
pollution, loss of water quality, and destruction of fish and
(d) Protect the beaches, bays and coastal waters of the state for
(e) Revitalizing our communities and making them more sustainable
and livable by investing in sound land use planning, local parks and
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