Many communities within the Central Valley have or will be receiving Notice to Comply Orders for CV-SALTS’s Nitrate Control Program from the Central Valley Regional Water Board. Under the Nitrate Control program, permittees are provided pathways to compliance, including the opportunity to work with other permittees discharging to the same groundwater basin to collaborate by developing, implementing and funding solutions for high nitrate levels in groundwater through Local Management Zones. The Management Zone pathway provides greater flexibility and will likely be more cost effective for most communities, however there has been several questions regarding a community’s participation in a management zone.
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA), a non-profit organization of cities and special districts who provide wastewater collection and treatment to Central Valley communities is hosting a virtual roundtable on Tuesday April 13th, starting at 9:00 a.m. geared toward legal staff which will briefly provide an overview of management zones and then dive into a discussion of legal issues, questions and concerns.
Please feel free to pass this message along to your City or Special District attorney, especially if your agency is within a Priority 1 or 2 Groundwater Basin for CV-SALTS. More information on CV-SALTS, the Nitrate Control Program, Management Zones, etc. can be found at cvsalts.info
To Register for this event please click HERE