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Water Protection & Land Use

Overview

Land Use, Septic Systems & Water Wells

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

Program Overview:

All homes must have a safe water supply and a system for proper disposal of sewage and wastewater. Some people in San Mateo County live in areas that do not have a community water supply or a municipal sewer system. If you live in one of these areas, you must install your own water and sewer systems.

The goal of the Land Use Program is to help people who live in these areas with these water supplies or sewage disposal systems. Inspection staff also certify septic system installers and percolation testers.

Overview

Groundwater Protection Program

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

The goal of the Groundwater Protection Program is to protect underground water supplies and surface waters, such as the creeks, streams, ocean and the Bay, from chemical pollution.

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