Ensuring safe and potable drinking water supplies is a vital function of Alpine County Environmental Health. The Small Water System Program is responsible for the permitting, inspection, and monitoring of 39 small public water systems in Alpine County.
The Health Department is the Local Primacy Agency, under contract with the California Department of Public Health, to carry out the provisions of the Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Act..
The purpose of the program is to ensure that small water systems deliver safe, adequate, and dependable potable water. Environmental Health reviews new applications and changes of ownership to verify that the system will be able to meet technical, managerial, and financial capabilities.