The State Water Resources Control Board (the State Water Board) was created by the Legislature in 1967.
There are nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards in California. The mission of the Regional Boards is to develop and enforce water quality objectives and implementation plans that will best protect the beneficial uses of the State's waters, recognizing local differences in climate, topography, geology, and hydrology. The City of Santa Ana is within the Region 8 Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Board boundaries (Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties) and includes nearly 3,000 square miles and a population of almost five million people.
GeoTracker is the Water Boards' data management system for sites that impact, or have the potential to impact, water quality in California, with emphasis on groundwater. GeoTracker contains records for sites that require cleanup, such as Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Sites, Department of Defense Sites, and Cleanup Program Sites. GeoTracker also contains records for various unregulated projects as well as permitted facilities including: Irrigated Lands, Oil and Gas production, operating Permitted USTs, and Land Disposal Sites.