Department of Water Resources
Written Translation Services
Under SGMA, groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) shall encourage the active involvement of diverse social, cultural, and economic interests and consider all beneficial uses and users of groundwater when developing groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs). DWR’s Written Translation Services is available to help GSAs, or other groups assisting in local SGMA implementation efforts, to communicate the groundwater planning activities with their non-English speaking constituents. GSAs, or other groups, may submit written notices, letters, forms, presentations, fact sheets, pamphlets, leaflets, and brochures to DWR for translation.

For questions or assistance with this WTS Request, please contact Simar Dhanota at or (916) 651-0889.
I. Written Translation Service Request: 8 Questions Total
* 1) Select the groundwater basin/subbasin that is in need of WTS.
If this request is NOT groundwater basin/subbasin specific, please select the 'NOT GROUNDWATER BASIN/SUBBASIN SPECIFIC' option in the drop down list below.
If the 'NOT GROUNDWATER BASIN/SUBBASIN SPECIFIC' option is selected above, please describe which groups or stakeholders benefit from this request.
* 2) Groundwater Basin/Subbasin Applicant Information:
Applicant Name:
Point of Contact:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
* 3) Is the applicant affiliated with a GSA?
* 4) Who is the intended audience of the document(s)?
* 5) How will the document(s) be distributed to the intended audience(s)?
* 6) What is the purpose of the document(s)?
*7) Which language(s) is needed for WTS?
Please list other languages that you are requesting for WTS (Note: It is possible that DWR may not be able to fulfill this request.):
8) Please provide target date for fullfillment of this request: (mm/dd/yyyy):
(Note: Please allow at least three weeks for requests to be fulfilled. Although DWR cannot guarantee the request will be fulfilled by the target date, the date will be communicated to the service provider.)
File attachment instructions:
Required MS Word or PowerPoint File: Upload MS Word or PowerPoint that is requested to be translated.
Required PDF File: Upload a PDF example of the final product.

Upload Attachments
By clicking submit, the applicant understands and agrees to the following:
• Content spacing and formatting may be affected through the translation process and should be checked prior to finalization by the applicant.
• DWR does not review, take responsibility for, or endorse the content submitted for written translation.
• Although DWR’s service provider will take care to provide appropriate and meaningful translation; accuracy is not guaranteed.