The State Water Resources Control Board voted Nov. 16 to extend the public comment period on its draft Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) policy by 60 days. The new deadline to submit comments is Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.

The State Board directed staff to work with technical experts from sanitation agencies to conduct parallel tests to analyze the statistical validity of the staff’s proposed Test of Significant Toxicity methodology for the draft WET policy.

Please send comment letters to Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board, by email: [email protected] (15 megabytes, or less, in size); by fax: (916) 341-5620; or by mail, addressed to:
Jeanine Townsend
Clerk to the Board
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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At its July meeting, CWEA LABS presented an overview of Los Angeles County’s Stormwater Monitoring programs. The featured speaker was Oliver D. Galang, P.E., Section Manager with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works’ Watershed Management Division.  Oliver described the Los Angeles County’s existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program and provided an update of efforts to modernize and expand these into a systemwide water quality monitoring system. [Read more]

We’re proud to unveil a new look and feel to our website! The new site has a fresh look and easier navigation along with a few new features such as a dynamic quick links section on the home page, online credit card processing for job postings, and real-time updates on the member directory.  Happy surfing!

Originally posted by CWEA Director, Logan Olds, on 08/15/2010 in San Berdardino Sun

Workforce investment programs that work are those programs that prepare people for careers and do so by focusing on growing job markets.

We all know that teaching someone how to prepare their resume on a computer certainly won’t make them a fierce competitor in the current job market. But train that individual with specific skills in a rapidly growing field, such as wastewater management, and chances are very good they’ll lock down a solid job.

Unknown to most people, wastewater management is a specialized field where 47.6percent of the national workforce is on the fast track to retirement within the next five years. This important statistic is just one of the many factors we look for when developing successful job placement programs such as those we have created here in San Bernardino County.

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Earlier this week, the State Water Board adopted this year’s Intended Use Plan for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program.

CWSRF has a limited amount of grant funds available in 2010/11.  These funds will go quickly, so it’s important to submit a complete application early if you have not already done so.

Although the adopted plan contains a list of projects that are forecast to receive funding, this is not a binding commitment.  CWSRF funds projects that are eligible and have submitted a complete application regardless of whether they are listed in the IUP or not.  CWSRF accepts applications continuously.  Staff is available to help applicants get through the application process.

To get more information about the CWSRF program, visit the CWSRF web site at www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/srf, call (916) 327-9978, or send an email to [email protected].