Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness & Response

Environmental Health Services responds to emergencies and disasters in conjunction with the Department of Public Health and the County of San Bernardino. We encourage you to be prepared for an emergency before it happens. The Ready.gov website has helpful information on how your family can be ready before a disaster strikes. On this page we have included some helpful fact sheets on how to keep your food and water safe during an emergency.

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Notice of Funding Availability

Household & Small Water System Drought Assistance Program (HSWSDA)
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) authorized $5 million to assist individual households and small water systems to address drought‐related drinking water emergencies. Funds are administered by three non‐profit organizations. Funding is available as low‐interest loans and/or grants based on recipient’s income and affordability.

New Federal Disaster Loan Programs For Small Businesses In California

Eligible farmers, ranchers and small, farm-related businesses may apply for disaster loans from various federal agencies. These loans offset economic losses that resulted from reduced revenues caused by the drought that started on January 1, 2014. For more information on loans available, visit the links below.

Sign that says "Are you Ready?"

Air Quality

In the state of California, regional air districts are responsible for monitoring air quality. The South Coast Air Quality Management District covers the western portion of San Bernardino County. The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District covers the northern portion of our County. Please visit their websites for up-to-date information, smoke advisories, and unhealthy air quality advisories.