The Bulletin 74 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) aided the Department of Water Resources (DWR) by sharing their time and experience in developing the revised California statewide Well Standards. The TAC, composed of 81 representatives from different sectors throughout California, met with the DWR between March 2021 and February 2022 to develop updated minimum statewide Well Standards that are enforceable, protective, and based on the current state of knowledge and best practices.
The DWR is currently incorporating feedback from the TAC into the draft standards and expects to release the Public Review Draft of the Updated Well Standards in Spring 2023 for public comment. The DWR will invite verbal and written comments on the Public Review Draft during a 45-day public comment period. Final Standards are now expected to be published in Fall 2023.
For more information on this update, visit https://water.ca.gov/well-standards.