The California Water Board was established to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

In regards to the California Water Board’s history with the Niland Sanitary District, please read the following information:

  • The Niland Sanitary District violated several Water Board Orders, including:
    • its 2003, 2008, and 2014 Discharge Permits
      • 74 of these violations receive a mandatory minimum penalty of $3,000 per violation
    • Cease and Desist Orders R7-2012-0024 and R7-2009-0007 because the Niland Sanitary District was in chronic non-compliance for 2.5 years
  • The Niland Sanitary District has accrued significant liability over the years of $4,475,000.

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