AB 2201

Community Drinking Water Protection Act

Despite extreme drought, large corporations continue to drill hundreds of new groundwater wells in California even if the amount of water they plan to use risks the local community’s drinking water sources. AB 2201 would have empowered groundwater sustainability agencies to ensure counties do not approve new groundwater wells unless they are consistent with state groundwater sustainability goals and do not harm the communities drinking water sources, thereby preventing permanent damage to the state’s groundwater basins and protecting drinking water for many Californians in disadvantaged communities.

Author: Steve Bennett

Bill info from the legislature

Issues: Natural Resources, Water, and Resiliency

Not signed into Law


Passed the Senate, but failed to pass the Assembly




Yes 22
No 16
Abstain 2