Report 2021-118 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2021-118: State Water Resources Control Board: It Lacks the Urgency Necessary to Ensure That Failing Water Systems Receive Needed Assistance in a Timely Manner (Release Date: July 2022)

Recommendation #9 To: Water Resources Control Board

To minimize the prolonged periods during which Californians suffer without safe drinking water, the State Water Board should do the following by January 2023, obtain input from its advisory group on the development and execution of staff expectations, metrics, and benchmarks related to its application and funding processes.

6-Month Agency Response

As part of the November 17, 2022 Advisory Group Meeting, staff presented an update for advisory group members on development of expectations, metrics, and benchmarks, to gather input on these aspects of the program. The presentation, meeting notes, and recording are available online:

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

Staff are preparing an update for advisory group members to gather input on these aspects of the program to inform our audit response, as part of the scheduled November 17, 2022 advisory group meeting. Input from the members will be incorporated into final recommendations.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

We look forward to reviewing the advisory group's updated comments and recommendations and how the State Water Board intends to implement these recommendations.

All Recommendations in 2021-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.