Dear Chair Marcus and Members of the Board:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed revisions to the 2016 Phase I Bay-Delta Plan Amendment (Bay-Delta Plan Amendment) and Substitute Environmental Document (SED). CVCWA is a nonprofit association of public agencies located within the Central Valley region that provide wastewater collection, treatment, and water recycling services to millions of Central Valley residents and businesses. We approach these matters with the perspective of balancing environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law. CVCWA appreciates the opportunity to comment on the 2016 Bay-Delta Plan Amendment and SED, particularly the proposed southern Delta water quality objective for salinity. We hope to continue working with State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) staff to develop alternatives for a truly workable salinity objective in the southern Delta as it applies to publically-owned treatment works (POTWs).