|Project Details||One school budgets $100-$500 a month for bottled water for students because the tap water isn't safe; many residents spend up to 10% of their income on water, and 1/5 residents in Central Valley live below federal poverty line |
Farms and dairies are responsible for 96 percent of the nitrates entering groundwater in the Central and Salinas valleys 
Over 635 miles of rivers and streams in the Central Valley, including the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and Delta, are so polluted by agricultural pesticides that they are unsafe for uses such as fishing, swimming, and/or drinking 
Tulare County has the highest number of drinking water wells closed due to nitrate contamination and DBCP in the state, and over 20 percent of all community systems in Tulare County cannot meet basic safe drinking water laws. 75% of all the private wells in Tulare County tested by the State have contamination over the legal limits, and 40% of all wells had nitrate over legal limits (http://www.ejcw.org/our_work/Outreach_capacity/drinking%20water/cv_drinkingwater.htm).
Public funds subsidize many farmers to pay around $30/acre foot for water, yet most cities pay $200/acre foot for drinking water. This encourages farmers to use more water.
$ 4,000,000 have been spent for interim solutions like filters under sinks that can remove arsenic and nitrates (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/us/tainted-water-in-california-farmworker-communities.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0)
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||254,000|
|Relevant government actors||State legislature, Department of Water Resources, the State Water Resources Control Board and Department of Public Health, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, Tulare County Economic Development Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Community United in Lanare, Environmental Justice Coalition for water, Association of People United for Water, Committee for a Better Seville, Community Water Center|