Local Primacy Agency (LPA)
A micro agency within the Department of Environmental Health administering public water system programs
The public water program is to help insure an adequate and safe drinking water supply for the residents of Yuba County that are supplied from a centralized water system. The program permits and reviews all public water systems for proper construction, maintenance and testing. Inspections are made to verify proper operation and maintenance. California Drinking Water Statutes and Drinking Water Regulations can be found on the State Water Resources Control Board website.
Small Public Water Systems: The Local Primacy Agency (LPA) is certified by the State to regulate Small Water Systems to ensure potable water is provided to the public. Small Water Systems are defined as having between 15-200 service connections and regularly serving at least 25 individuals daily for at least 60 days out of the year. This is accomplished by permitting and inspection of well construction to meet all California Water Well Standards for a public water system. Additionally, all systems have a system inspection and sanitary survey to verify compliance with well maintenance and sampling standards and to determine and mitigate any changes in the environment that could negatively impact the wells water quality.
State Small Water Systems: To regulate State Small Water Systems to ensure potable water is provided to the public. State Small Water Systems are defined as having between 5-14 service connections and no more than 24 full-time residents in a calendar year. This is accomplished by an inspection of each system every five years to verify compliance with well maintenance and sampling standards.
Program Contacts: Jodi Bird - (530) 749-5450
Drinking Water Field Operations Branch District 21
Division of Drinking Water (DDW)