Information for Residents of the Autumnwood Neighborhood
The City of Wildomar is hosting this webpage to provide a directory to information and resources regarding environmental health concerns in the Autumnwood neighborhood. The City has no legal involvement in the Autumnwood case; however, it does seek to provide resources for Wildomar community members to find information and a resolution to this issue. The City is working with the agencies involved to make sure that community member concerns are being heard and that the case is resolved in a timely fashion. Below you will find links to each of the government agencies involved in this issue. Please check back for updates to this page as more information becomes available or as meetings are scheduled.
List of Government Agencies Involved
County of Riverside - Department of Public Health
The County of Riverside Department of Public Health (RDPH) works to promote and protect the health of all County residents and visitors in service of the well-being of the community.
The Department of Public Health, as requested by the Department of Toxic Substances Control, is currently conducting a medical review of the data related to the Autumnwood tract.
RDPH encourages patients to see their providers for medical needs. Any provider who wishes to report any medical findings to the Department of Public Health can send their findings and laboratory testing for review. The provider can do so with the DPH’s secure fax line at (951) 358-5102, or if they have questions, call (951) 358-5107 during business hours.
State of California - Department of Toxic Substances Control
The mission of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is to protect California's people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances through the restoration of contaminated resources, enforcement, regulation and pollution prevention. DTSC regulates hazardous waste in California primarily under the authority of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, and the California Health and Safety Code.
DTSC staff will be attending the upcoming meeting on December 18th to gather information and answer questions.
County of Riverside - Department of Environmental Health
The RDEH is an enforcement agency operating as part of the County of Riverside, Community Health Agency. They regulate retail food operations, organized camps, mobile home parks (unincorporated areas only), non-municipal water systems, wells, on-site sewage system design, businesses that handle or store hazardous materials, landfills, solid waste transfer stations, solid/liquid waste haulers, medical waste and tattoo businesses. RDEH responds to complaints made against the operations they regulate as well as for residential trash and sewage problems in the unincorporated areas of the County.
The Department of Environmental Health is assisting to coordinate the testing and review of data.
South Coast Air Quality Management District
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is the air pollution control agency for the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The AQMD works to protect public health from air pollution, with sensitivity to the impacts of its actions on the community and businesses. Their programs include planning, regulation, compliance assistance, enforcement, monitoring, technology advancement, and public education.
The AQMD will be conducting testing of air quality in the Autumnwood neighborhood.