This project is tasked with conducting groundwater testing for nitrate and hexavalent chromium contamination at several sites in the Central Coast region of California. This project incorporates a ‘Drinking Water Disparities’ model to integrate scientific and environmental justice research to contribute to strategies to help communities exposed to contaminated water seek assistance. The scope of this project includes several visits to test sites, the creation of a GPS-based sitemap, and a fact sheet outlining the health impacts of hexavalent chromium contamination. Our team partners with The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) to conduct community visits and collect water samples. Results from the two primary testing trips indicate significant Nitrate contamination where x out of y houses exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL). x out of y houses exceeded the MCL for Chromium, validating existing reports about the situation in the area. This effort is geared towards providing further information for contribution to the broader campaign to improve the water systems that serve marginal communities in this region. Data generated from this project will also be used to inform future testing methods and efforts to assess the extent of water contamination in the Salinas and Pajaro valleys. This technical assistance is informed by explorations of the cultural significance of water and how it relates to ongoing themes of racial, lingual, and political discrimination in California.