California, Group Reach Deal for Safe Drinking Water Plan
Last week, California health officials said they have settled a 2009 lawsuit by California Rural Legal Assistance over the unsafe quality of drinking water in certain communities. The settlement requires the state Department of Public Health to prepare and submit to the Legislature within three years a "Safe Drinking Water Plan." The plan is required by a state law but has not been completed since 1993. The settlement also allows CRLA and its clients to submit their own data as part of the state's plan.
- "Settlement Reached in Valley Water Fight" (Clemings, Fresno Bee, 10/6).
- "Settlement: Calif. To Prepare Drinking Water Plan" (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 10/6).