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Arvin Signs Administrative Order with EPA and Establishes New Timeline for Securing Safe Water

The community of Arvin, which has had unsafe arsenic contamination for over a decade, is now on track to have safe water by the end of 2019. Six of the community’s seven wells currently exceed arsenic standards, which led to enforcement action from USEPA Region 9 starting in 2008. In September, the Arvin Community Services District (ACSD) agreed to a new Administrative Order with a timeline for the community’s Arsenic Mitigation Project. The new Administrative Order outlines very clear milestones with specific deadlines which ACSD is obligated to comply with. CWC is working with community organizations like the Committee for a Better Arvin to ensure that ACSD remains on track with the new project timeline and that community members are receiving regular updates from ACSD. 

Click to read our bilingual fact sheet about the Administrative Order and new timeline.


As part of the Administrative Order, the ACSD will keep three free water filling stations in operation until a permanent source of safe water is secured for the entire community. If you live in Arvin, help spread the word about these safe water access points!

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