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The following was taken directly from the State Water Resources Control Board website: 

Apple Valley Heights County Water District: Human Right to Water systems and the results of the Risk Assessment for California community water systems with up to 30,000 service connections or 100,000 population served and K-12 schools. The Risk Assessment is a component of the Drinking Water Needs Assessment. Users can search or filter this information by public water system ID, system name, county, regulating agency, system size, etc. The data used to identify At-Risk systems is available in the 2022 Risk Assessment Results Spreadsheet.

The list of failing systems is updated daily.

This dashboard contains data for the 2023 Drinking Water Needs Assessment. The Failing list of systems is updated daily using the State Water Board’s Failing criteria. The other SAFER statuses of water systems are based on the results of the Risk Assessment, which is refreshed quarterly as new data becomes available. More information about the dashboard is available in the user guide. Public feedback should be submitted to and water systems may submit a data change request if information in the dashboard is inaccurate.

Water system risk assessment chart showing medium risk for water quality and low risk for accessibility and affordability.


 AVHCWD plans to construct interconnections with two nearby water systems, Apple Valley Foothill County Water District (System No. CA3600008) and Golden State Water Co. – Apple Valley South System. These interconnections would supply AVHCWD with additional water sources in the event of power and/or system failures. AVHCWD could also supply water to AVFCWD under this alternative. Supply to GSWC is not considered as part of this alternative. 

DRAFT GSWC - AVHCWD Interconnection Agreement Preliminary Engineering Report (PER)


A table defining "Absence of Interties" with risk levels for water system connections, labeling 0 interties as high risk.

Apple Valley Heights County Water District 2022 Consumer Confidence Report Information

Table 1. Sampling Results Showing the Detection of Coliform Bacteria (taken from 2022 CCR)

Microbiological ContaminantsHighest No. of DetectionsNo. of Months in ViolationMCLMCLGTypical Source of Bacteria
E. coli10(a)0Human and animal fecal waste

(a) Routine and repeat samples are total coliform-positive and either E. coli-positive, or the system fails to take repeat samples following E. coli-positive routine sample or system fails to analyze total coliform-positive repeat sample for E. coli

Table 1.A. Compliance with Total Coliform MCL between January 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022 (inclusive)

Microbiological ContaminantsHighest No. of DetectionsNo. of Months in ViolationMCLMCLGTypical Source of Bacteria
Total Coliform Bacteria311 positive monthly sample (a)0Naturally present in the environment

(a) For systems collecting fewer than 40 samples per month: two or more positively monthly samples is a violation of the total coliform MCL.

For violation of the total coliform MCL, include potential adverse health effects and actions taken by the water system to address the violation: While coliform bacteria are not a health threat in itself, it is used to indicate whether other potentially harmful bacteria may be present. Repeat samples were taken along with additional samples upstream and downstream from the routine sample location.

State Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR): This Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) reflects changes in drinking water regulatory requirements during 2022. These revisions add the requirements of the federal Revised Total Coliform Rule, effective since April 1, 2016, to the existing state Total Coliform Rule. The revised rule maintains the purpose of protecting public health by ensuring the integrity of the drinking water distribution system and monitoring for the presence of microbials (i.e., total coliform and E. coli bacteria). The U.S. EPA anticipates greater public health protection as the rule requires water systems that are vulnerable to microbial contamination to identify and fix problems. Water systems that exceed a specified frequency of total coliform occurrences are required to conduct an assessment to determine if any sanitary defects exist. If found, these must be corrected by the water system. The state Revised Total Coliform Rule became effective July 1, 2021. Summary Information for Violation of a MCL, MRDL, AL, TT, or Monitoring and Reporting Requirement.

Table 7. Violation of a MCL, MRDL, AL, TT or Monitoring Reporting Requirement

ViolationExplanationDurationActions Taken to Correct ViolationHealth Effects Language
Total ColiformOur water system failed the drinking water standard for total coliform during May 2022One monthWe have improved water sample procedures to ensure that this will not occur againColiforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other potentially harmful bacteria may be present.  Coliforms were found in more than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems

For Water Systems Providing Groundwater as a Source of Drinking Water

Table 8. Sampling Results Showing Fecal Indicator-Positive Groundwater Source Samples

Microbiological Contaminants (complete if fecal-indicator detected)Total No. of DectectionsSample DatesMCL [MRDL] PHG    (MCLG) [MRDLG]Typical Source of Contaminant
E. coli1June 21, 20220(0)Human and animal fecal waste
Enterococci0Not applicableTTN/AHuman and animal fecal waste
Coliphage0Not applicableTTN/AHuman and animal fecal waste

Summary Information for Federal Revised Total Coliform Rule Level 1 and Level 2 Assessment Requirements

Level 1 or Level 2 Assessment Requirement not Due to an E. coli MCL Violation

Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, waterborne pathogens may be present or that a potential pathway exists through which contamination may enter the drinking water distribution system. We found coliforms indicating the need to look for potential problems in water treatment or distribution. When this occurs, we are required to conduct assessment(s) to identify problems and to correct any problems that were found during these assessments.

During the past year we were required to conduct one Level 1 assessment. One Level 1 assessment(s) were completed. In addition, we were required to take one corrective action and we completed one of these actions.

Here is a link to the Violations/Enforcement Actions of Apple Valley Heights County Water District

The image shows a table defining risk levels for water sources exceeding a maximum contaminant level (MCL), with a high risk when 50% or more exceed an MCL.

Median Household Income Study

Apple Valley Heights CWD MHI Final.pdf
Chart explaining the calculation of household socioeconomic burden with definitions, a scoring matrix, and risk level thresholds.


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