SAFER Drinking Water Program
The State Water Board’s Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) drinking water program was designed to ensure Californians who lack safe and affordable drinking water receive it as quickly as possible and that the water systems serving them establish sustainable solutions.
The SAFER drinking water program is helping water systems achieve this goal through a set of tools, funding sources, regulatory authorities, and community outreach and education.
SAFER 2021 Accomplishments:
· Hosted 52 virtual public meetings with 1,160 meeting attendees to provide a space for input on the SAFER drinking water program
· Amended Policy for Developing the Fund Expenditure Plan for the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to incorporate new authorities and processes to fund Technical Assistance Providers and provide advance payment
· Revised the SAFER website to increase resources and transparency
· Appointed 10 new Advisory Group members
For More Information Visit https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/safer/