Who takes care of our water?

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There are multiple agencies responsible or overseeing water quality for residents in the West San Gabriel Valley. The Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, is an agency that ensures we don’t use too much water from the basin, while the LA County Department of Public Works oversees the water that is added to our groundwater supplies, such as additional water supply from Northern California as LA County does not have enough local water to meet everyone’s needs. This imported water is piped into the San Gabriel Canyon spreading grounds, which are water conservation facilities that add surface water to the groundwater supplies.
In addition, the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority cleans up and prevents the spread of groundwater pollution. From the basin, water gets transported to a treatment plant, which removes pollutants from the water. From there, cities are responsible for pumping up the groundwater so it can be given safely to residents. 
To learn more about local water issues and ways to get involved, join our Sustainable SGV Coalition and meet other residents who are passionate about cultivating safe and healthy communities: bit.ly/ssgvcoalition 

See Also

Where does our water come from?

Is my tap water safe to drink?

What is a watershed?