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WATER CODE
SECTION 14000-14004



14000.  This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the
California Safe Drinking Water Bond Law of 1988.



14001.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the
following:
   (a) The State Department of Health Services has discovered toxic
chemicals in 126 of California's large public drinking water systems.
   (b) Many of the chemical contaminants in California's drinking
water supplies are known or suspected of causing cancer, birth
defects, and other serious illnesses.
   (c) New monitoring programs for small public water systems are
expected to identify many new toxic contamination problems. It is
unlikely that these problems can be solved without financial
assistance from the State of California.



14002.  The Legislature further finds and declares that the
protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the people of
California requires that water supplied for domestic purposes be at
all times pure, wholesome, and potable, and that it is in the
interest of the people that the State of California provide technical
and financial assistance to the end that the people of California
are assured a safe, dependable, and potable supply of water for
domestic purposes and that water is available in adequate quantity at
sufficient pressure for health, cleanliness, and other domestic
purposes.



14003.  The Legislature further finds and declares that it is the
intent of the Legislature to provide for the upgrading of domestic
water supply systems to assure that all domestic water supplies at
least meet minimum domestic water supply standards established under
Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116275) of Part 12 of Division 104
of the Health and Safety Code.



14004.  As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the
following meanings:
   (a) "Committee" means the Safe Drinking Water Finance Committee
created by Section 14032.
   (b) "Cost-per-connection" means the total amount of funds in
grants or loans, or combination thereof, to be provided by the
department to a supplier for any project, divided by the number of
service connections in the water system.
   (c) "Department" means the Department of Water Resources.
   (d) "Domestic water system" means a system for the provision to
the public of piped water for human consumption, if the system has at
least five service connections or regularly supplies water to at
least 25 individuals. The term includes any water supply, treatment,
storage, and distribution facilities under the control of the
operator of the system.
   (e) "Fund" means the California Safe Drinking Water Fund created
pursuant to Section 14010.
   (f) "Supplier" or "supplier of water" means any person,
partnership, corporation, association, or other entity or political
subdivision of the state which owns or operates a domestic water
system.
   (g) "Federal assistance" means funds available, or which may
become available, to a supplier either directly or through allocation
by the state from the federal government as grants or loans for the
improvement of domestic water systems.
   (h) "Treatment works" means any devices or systems used in the
treatment of water supplies, including necessary lands, which render
water supplies pure, wholesome, and potable for domestic purposes.
   (i) "Project" means proposed facilities for the construction,
improvement, or rehabilitation of the domestic water system, and may
include water supply, treatment works, and all or part of a water
distribution system, if necessary to carry out the purpose of this
chapter.
   (j) "Public agency" means any city, county, city and county,
district, joint powers authority, or other political subdivision of
the state which owns or operates a domestic water system. For
purposes of this chapter, Chapter 10.2 (commencing with Section
13810), Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 13850), Chapter 10.6
(commencing with Section 13880), and Chapter 10.7 (commencing with
Section 13895) a political subdivision of the state may be any public
agency.