Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Public Health: Public Water Systems
Butte County Environmental Health’s (BCEH) Small Water Systems Program is designated as the Local Primacy Agency (LPA) responsible for the enforcement of State and Federal regulations. These regulations are designed to ensure that small public water systems deliver safe, adequate, and dependable (potable) drinking water. The LPA oversees all public water systems with less than 200 service connections and is involved with permitting, inspection, and water quality monitoring. BCEH has approximately 90 small public water systems serving subdivisions, mobile home parks, schools, and businesses.

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Public Water System Information

What is a public water system?
Electronic Annual Report (EAR) and Universal Pre-Application for Funding
Revised Total Coliform Rule
Water Quality Monitoring Requirements - Community Water Systems
Water Quality Monitoring Requirements - Non-Transient Non-Community
Water Quality Monitoring Requirements - Transient Non-Community
Consumer Confidence Report Requirements
Consumer Alert During Water Outages

Forms and Applications

Application for Domestic Water Supply Permit
Information to Accompany an Application for a Water Supply Permit
Bacteriological Sample Site Plan (BSSP)
Water Quality Emergency Notification Plan (ENP)
List of Known Certified Distribution System Operators for Butte County
Certified Distribution Operator Roles
List of Known Certified Backflow Testers
Sample Emergency Response Plan
Sample Operations Plans
Electronic Annual Report (EAR) and Universal Pre-Application for Funding

Additional Resources

Water Board Division of Drinking Water
Funding Opportunities
Upcoming Regulations
Drinking Water Laws & Regulations
California Well Standards
Public Notification Templates
Training Opportunities
Technical Assistance
Technical, Managerial and Financial Capacity Development
Check Up Program for Small Water Systems (CUPSS)
Water Security, Preparedness, and Emergency Response (WSPER)
Mutual Aid for Water Systems

Forms  E-TRAKIT  Food Inspection Reports

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Butte County Environmental Health
Phone: 530.552.3880
TTY: 530.538.6588
Fax: 530.538.5339

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Butte County Environmental Health
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, M.P.H, Director

Robert Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Health Officer 

Public Health Leadership Team