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The Drinking Water Program was transferred to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) on July 1, 2014. The Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) program is now administered by the Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) of State Water Board. The State Water Board is in process of adopting the SDWSRF Policy Handbook to be in effect on January 1, 2015. Information on the proposed new policy can be found here.

The Universal Pre-Application (UPA) will be closed and a new drinking water funding application system will be available. Presently, you may continue to revise and submit already started pre-applications through the UPA, but please be aware that you will be contacted to submit additional information once the SDWSRF Policy Handbook becomes effective.

Check back for updates which will be posted when available

See UPA Instructions on how to register and complete a UPA for your water system. You can also view a copy of the complete Pre-Application here. For additional information, see the SDWSRF FAQ.

Registration and Login

Registration and Login are required before you may enter the system. For those who have previously registered on the Pre-App Portal, please enter your User Name (email address) and click on Continue. If you do not remember your password, please click on Forgot Password? and a new password will be emailed to you. User accounts that have been approved in the Electronic Annual Report (EAR) prior to 2/4/2014 do not need to re-register in the UPA system. However, going forward, the EAR and UPA are two separate systems that do not share user information.

New applicants require Registration. After filling out your user profile, you will be emailed access instructions once your account has been reviewed and activated by your local District Office.

Emergency Projects

For emergency projects, please contact your local CDPH district office for guidance on how to apply for funding assistance.
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Please contact us at for any questions or comments on how we can improve this service. Thank you for your cooperation in using the UPA system.