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 Annual Cost Recovery Proposal

The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) has been conducting stakeholder outreach virtual meetings and workshops to share program updates and to provide an opportunity to comment on the fiscal year 2021-2022 cost recovery proposal. Thank you to all who have participated.

DEHQ will be presenting the fiscal year 2021-2022 cost recovery proposal to the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors on April 7, 2021 and May 5, 2021. The fees being considered are on the list of proposed fees along with the current fee. 

For Cost Recovery Proposal questions or comments, please contact:

Additionally, on April 7th, the Board of Supervisors will consider, and may take initial action on, one of three options for administering the Safe Drinking Water Act in San Diego County on behalf of the State through a delegation agreement to act as the Local Primacy Agency operating the Small Drinking Water Systems Program. Board action could 1) adopt full cost recovery fees to fund program costs, 2) charge the fees established in State law (California Code of Regulations Section 64305) and appropriate supplemental funding to fund program costs, or 3) transfer this program back to the State.

For Small Drinking Water Systems questions or comments, please contact:

Our Mission: Protecting the environment and enhancing public health by preventing disease,promoting environmental responsibility and, when necessary, enforcing environmental and public health laws. 

The Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) enhances San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. DEHQ regulates the following: retail food safety; public housing; public swimming pools; small drinking water systems; mobile-home parks; onsite wastewater systems; recreational water; aboveground and underground storage tanks and cleanup oversight; and medical and hazardous materials and waste. In addition, DEHQ serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency, prevents disease carried by rats and mosquitoes and helps to ensure safe workplaces for County employees.

As part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look forward to serving you.



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