Date: Dec 18, 2018

In February 2018, the State Water Board revised the Waste Discharge Requirements (Order) for the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed. The revised Order includes a new drinking water well monitoring requirement. Beginning on January 1, 2019, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition (ESJWQC) members must monitor drinking water wells on their enrolled parcels for nitrates.

To assist ESJWQC members with compliance, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Region 5) has made outreach materials available for review on a new drinking water well monitoring webpage.

The outreach materials include:

This requirement will eventually apply to agriculture througout the state of California.

This requirement will also be discussed at the next Region 5 stakeholder meeting:

Location: Merced County Farm Bureau

Address: 646 South State Highway 59, Merced  

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


For more information, contact Gail Delihant at (916) 446-1435.

WG Staff Contact

Gail Delihant
Senior Director, CA Government Affairs

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