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The Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) is dedicated to improving the quality of life by protecting public health, promoting
safety and preventing environmental hazards so those who reside, visit and invest can prosper and achieve well-being.
The 1996 Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires states to incorporate technical, managerial and financial capacity into public water system operations. As a result, this program was established to provide assistance to small water systems, especially those within disadvantaged communities (DAC), within the Mojave Water Agency’s service area boundaries.
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With above average temperatures expected, the County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory for residents. High temperatures above 100°F forecasted for the inland valleys, mountains and desert regions are expected to continue into early next week. Residents are urged to take precautions that will help prevent heat-related illness.
Official Press Release
What are midges? Midges are non-biting flies that belong to the family Chironomidae and are commonly mistaken for mosquitoes. However, midges do not bite or take blood and they do not transmit mosquito-borne diseases. To learn more about midges, see the factsheet below.
Non-Biting Midges Factsheet