Facts

California is the Golden State. But after representing unlimited opportunity to generations of Americans, our state is also now home to over a million of people without access to the most basic life necessity: clean water.

Surveying the Problem

• Approximately 300 public water systems in California are out of compliance with drinking water standards

• As many as 1 in 4 schools in the Central Valley have been impacted by unsafe drinking water


• Red stars represent out-of-compliance water systems | Human Right to Water Portal, Feb. 2019

Survey of California Voters

A 2017 poll by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates found intense concern about the potential for drinking water contamination, and strong support for efforts by state and local government to address it.

• 85% of Californians would be extremely or very concerned if their drinking water were contaminated.

• 72% would be willing to pay to fix drinking water problems.

• 71% of Californians think we should invest in infrastructure to ensure the safety of our drinking water.

• Californians are concerned about safe drinking water not only in their communities but across the state.