Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment Program (GAMA) is a groundwater research program that collects data about groundwater quality. The system consists of groundwater sampling data and water level information, which aim to meet the statutory requirements of Groundwater Quality monitoring Act of 2001.
GeoTracker is the Water Boards’ data management system that allows individuals track the water quality in California. It records detail sites that need cleanup, have unregulated projects, permitted facilities, and land disposal sites. The interactive map allows you to search for specific sites, facilities, or locations.
The CALPRIG map shows the median lead levels detected at each site based on the latest publicly available data as of March 2019. People can search specific schools to identify their lead levels.
State Water Resource Control Board was created in 1976 in effort to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment and the public health. The Water Board regulates wastewater discharges, surface water, and groundwater to ensure water quality. It also regulates stormwater, discharges from industrial activities, irrigated agriculture, fill activities, and any alteration of federal water.
Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986: the proposition focused on protecting drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause birth defects, cancer, or any reproductive harm.
Clean Water Act or the Federal Water Pollution Control Act established water quality standards for surface waters, regulated industrial and municipal wastewater, and provided funding for the construction sewage treatment plan. The Clean Water Act provided EPA the ability to generate programs that sought to minimize the amount of pollutants in bodies of water. It also made it illegal for an individual to dump pollutants into waterways.
The Porter- Cologne Act was created in order to govern and regulate the water quality in surface waters, wetlands, and groundwater. By State has full authority to protect the quality of all waters, regulate the activities affecting the quality of water, and use its power to protect the quality of water. The act also established nine Regional Water Boards and State Water Board to protect water quality in California and enforce the implementation of regulations for waste disposal. Together, the agencies work to monitor, assess, plan, and manage the usage and quality of waters in California.
The River Project is a nonprofit organization that aims to protect, conserve, and enhance the rivers nourished by natural watershed in Los Angeles. They engage with communities and schools to provide opportunities to learn about watershed and create awareness about the local water resources.
The Community Water Center is a non-profit environmental justice organization that aims to generate water solution by community driven organizing, education, and advocacy. Their fundamental goal is to have safe, clean, and affordable water.
Clean Water Action is a national organization that recognizes that many of the rivers, bays, and other water resources are being affected by pollution. In California, one of the main campaigns is to protect the water from oil and gas production activities as well as toxic wastewater disposal.
The Quemetco, Inc. is a facility that recycles used lead-based batteries from vehicles and other lead bearing scrap. Quemetco is located on 720 S 7th Ave, City of Industry, CA 91746 and was searched using the GAMA ground water tool to identify the local wells. The results were the following: