Human Right to Water (Assembly Bill 685)

Water Code Section 106.3


This bill declares that it is the established policy of the state that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes.” Requires all relevant state agencies to consider the policy when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, and grant criteria.

  • Action Agency(ies): All relevant state agencies, including Department of Water Resources, State Water Resources Control Board, and the State Department of Public Health
  • Policy Champions: Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, Clean Water Action, Community Water Center
  • Read the full policy language

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