Project is comprised of five tasks: (1) a targeted needs assessment and technical assistance for water-challenged Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities (DUCs); (2) support for domestic well users, including well water quality testing and assistance working with results; (3) identification of URCs at that are not necessarily a geographically contiguous “community”, but which, as members of a similarly-situated group, have some generalizable interests in water management (i.e., farmworkers and other low-wage workers in the work place, people with disabilities, language minorities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.), and potential infrastructure projects, outreach and education, governance and/or policy, or other interventions to address the URC water-related challenges identified; (4) water-related community outreach and education to develop and build the capacity of resident leaders to engage directly in water governance and management decision-making processes; and (5) administration of the project and associated grant funding. The project will occur within the portion of the ARB region that is within the SJRFA boundaries.
Contra Costa Water District
Project will improve understanding of water management needs in unincorporated communities in the ARB Region (within the SJRFA boundaries) and will help direct future planning and construction efforts. Project will ensure that DACs are informed of their water quality and any health risks that may be posed by their water systems. Project will begin to close the gap and increase DAC engagement. Project will improve community understanding of water management needs.
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):