CV-SALTS – Managing Salt and Nitrate in the California Central Valley

Safe Drinking Water

Providing safe drinking water in areas of the Central Valley where groundwater supplies do not meet safe standards for nitrate is the first priority for the new Nitrate Control Program.

Nitrate Control Program Goals

  • Provide safe drinking water supplies.

  • Reduce nitrate impacts to water supplies.

  • Restore groundwater quality, where reasonable and feasible.

The following information describes the causes, concerns, and solutions for nitrate in drinking water