State Small Water Systems

Our Location: 1221 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor
PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867
Phone: (559) 600-3357 Fax: (559) 455-4646 


Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

State Small Water System means a system for the provision of piped water to the public for human consumption that serves at least five, but not more than 14, service connections and does not regularly serve drinking water to more than an average of 25 individuals daily for more than 60 days out of the year.

The state laws and regulations which govern the operation, maintenance and monitoring of state small water systems are found in:

  • California Health and Safety Code Click on this link to go to the California code. Choose "Health & Safety," then use the search engine to find the topic you are looking for. The Safe Drinking Water Act begins with section 116270 of the California Health & Safety code.
  • California Code of Regulations Once you are on the site, click on “Title 22, Social Security”, then “Division 4, Environmental Health”, then “Chapter 14, Water Permits”, and finally, “Article 3, State Small Water Systems”. You may have to disable any pop-up blockers that are active on your computer in order to use this website.

For information on larger water systems (systems that have fifteen or more service connections or regularly serves at least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year), including public water systems throughout Fresno County, the City of Fresno system or any of the other incorporated city systems, please contact:

California Department of Public Health
Southern California Branch
Drinking Water Field Operations Program
265 W. Bullard Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, California 93704
Phone (559) 447-3300
Fax (559) 447-3304