When a person opens a spigot to draw a glass of water, he or she may be tapping a source close to home or hundreds of miles away. This web page is intended to help Californians identify their source(s) of drinking water, learn more about how drinking water is treated, and learn how to help prevent pollution of our groundwater and surface water supplies.
Everyone loves a good acronym. Unless, of course, you can’t
figure out what they mean. This handy list will help. If you need
help with their definitions, you can find some of them at our
online water encyclopedia, Aquapedia.
Aquapedia centers on resource articles supplemented with photos,
videos, interactive maps and other online tools, which provide
background and context to understanding California’s complex