Water Surveillance Program

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Our Location: 1221 Fulton Streetl, 3rd Floor
PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867
Phone: (559) 600-3357 Fax: (559) 600-7629
Email: EnvironmentalHealth@co.fresno.ca.us

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

Please be advised that effective September 1, 2007 the Fresno County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division no longer has the responsibility to enforce the provisions of the California Safe Drinking Water Act that pertain to Small Public Water Systems in Fresno County. The enforcement of the California Safe Drinking Water Act for Public Water Systems is now under:

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

The Water Surveillance Program consists of the following activities:

  • Permitting and inspection of new water well construction, reconstruction of existing wells and destruction of abandoned wells within unincorporated areas of Fresno County
  • Permitting, monitoring and inspection of State Small Water Systems within Fresno County

The Water Well Permitting Program helps to assure that private water wells are constructed in such a manner as to minimize the potential for contamination of the groundwater supply and eliminate safety hazards associated with abandoned wells. Other water well information listed below includes the following:

  • Water Well Permits
  • Consumer Information
  • Interpretation of Bacteriological or Chemical Analysis Report
  • Well Disinfection Procedures
  • Abandoned Well Information
  • Obtaining Potable Water in Emergencies

The State Small Water System Program is designed to help assure that a reliable supply of pure, wholesome and potable water is provided to State Small water systems within Fresno County.