Is groundwater quality currently being monitored?

Community water systems, such as those serving municipalities, are required by state law to monitor the quality of the water they supply to the public. Small water systems, such as schools, mobile home parks, and food facilities that use groundwater wells to supply their drinking water are also required by the state to monitor water quality. Other state programs require groundwater quality monitoring for locations near regulated facilities (an example of a type of regulated facility includes leaking underground fuel tanks). A statewide database through the State Water Resources Control Board Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment Program (GAMA) integrates and displays groundwater quality information.

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1. Is groundwater quality currently being monitored?
2. Is there a link between groundwater and surface water, and if so, how will it be managed?
3. What is a water budget?
4. What is irrigation system efficiency and what factors affect the efficiency?
5. What is the current status of the Napa River for impairment under the Clean Water Act?
6. How is climate change taken into account in considering and planning for groundwater sustainability?
7. How does the groundwater basin affect flows within the Napa River?
8. If groundwater conditions are so good, why did my well go dry?
9. If depth to groundwater is so shallow, why do wells seem to be getting deeper to find water?
10. Why are streams that used to flow in the summer now dry?
11. Since surface water and groundwater are connected, isn’t groundwater pumping dewatering the Napa River and threatening our remaining native fish populations?
12. Are you doing anything about well problems in the county like the Petra Dr / Soda Canyon area?
13. Return to the Groundwater FAQ page