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. Return to the Groundwater FAQ page