New Requirements from the California State Water Resources Control Board
On May 2, 2006, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a General Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) for all publicly owned sanitary sewer collection systems in California with more than 1 mile of sewer pipe . The goal of the WDR is to provide a consistent statewide approach for reducing Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs).
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"There is no substitute for quality and, when it comes to the design of water and wastewater systems, quality begins with procurement. And that's the truth."
From Why Risk It? by John P.Bachner, Executive Vice President of ASFE Why Risk It? originally appeared in the May/June Issue of Water and Wastewater Products
EPA Releases Results of Wadeable Streams Assessment
On May 5, EPA released results from its multiyear study, the Wadeable Streams Assessment, of streams that feed rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. This is the first consistent evaluation of the streams that feed rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. The survey finds that 28 percent of U.S. stream miles are in good condition compared to the best available reference sites in their regions, 25 percent are in fair condition, and 42 percent are in poor condition.
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