Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Guides & Fact Sheets


General Fact Sheets

◊ Is my water safe? A guide on finding out what is in your water and how to protect yourself from unsafe water  (English / Español)
◊ What if I have a private well? (English / Español)
◊ What can I do if my water is unsafe to drink? (English)
◊ CWC’s Guide to Buying a Water Filter (English / Español)
◊ A warning about vended water (English / Español coming soon)

Policy Information

◊ Prop 218: Protesting water and sewer rate increases (English / Español)
◊ AB 685: Human Right to Water (English)

Common Drinking Water Contaminants:

◊ Arsenic (English / Español)
◊ Additional Arsenic fact sheet for South Kern (English & Español)
◊ Chlorine (English / Español)
◊ Coliform Bacteria (English / Español)
◊ Dibromochloropropane (DBCP) (English / Español)
◊ Nitrate (English / Español)
◊ Trihalomethanes (TTHM) (English / Español)
◊ Uranium (English / Español)
◊ 1,2,3-TCP (English / Español)

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

◊SGMA overview (bilingual/bilingüe)
◊SGMA FAQ (bilingual/bilingüe)
◊Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Presentation (bilingual/bilingüe)
More information can be found on our SGMA engagement page here.


CWC Guide to Community Drinking Water Advocacy

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