California Center for Regional Change

Thousands have unsafe drinking water, but clean water is close

March 15, 2018

UC Davis study shows solutions for San Joaquin Valley

Tens of thousands of people living in the San Joaquin Valley’s unincorporated, rural, low-income communities have unsafe drinking water pouring from their taps. That water is delivered from a patchwork of community water systems that often don’t meet state or federal standards for drinking water, or from private wells that are not tested.

Center for Regional Change

Launched in 2007, the Center for Regional Change (CRC) is a catalyst for innovative, collaborative, and action-oriented research. It brings together faculty and students from different disciplines, and builds bridges between university, policy, advocacy, business, philanthropy, and other sectors. The CRC's goal is to support the building of healthy, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable regions in California and beyond. The CRC is housed within and with core support from the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.