Dear Mr. Simi:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed revisions to the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) List of Impaired Water Bodies (303(d) List) within the Draft 2014 Integrated Report. CVCWA represents the interests of over 50 publically-owned treatment works (POTWs) in the Central Valley in regulatory matters related to water quality and the environment. CVCWA’s member agencies are directly and indirectly impacted by the proposed update to the draft 303(d) List.

Dear Ms. Fojut:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed Basin Plan Amendments for Pyrethroid Pesticides to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basins (Draft BPA). CVCWA is a non-profit 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. In this letter, we provide comments regarding the Draft BPA, and its potential impact on Central Valley publically-owned treatment works (POTWs).

Dear Ms. Fojut,
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) represents over 50 publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs) that provide wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal for over 7 million people in the Central Valley. CWCWA’s mission is to represent the interests of wastewater agencies in the Central Valley in regulatory matters that balances the need for environmental protection based on sound scientific information with a fair and reasonable economic basis.

Dear Mr. Mushegan:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the tentative Waste Discharge Requirements for the Cities of Fresno and Clovis Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility, Fresno County (Tentative Order). CVCWA is a non-profit 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. In this letter, we provide the following comments regarding the requirements that Fresno replace all monitoring wells that have gone dry, Discharge Specification D.1, electrical conductivity (EC) objectives and limitations, and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection dosing specifications.

Full Letter – CVCWA Comments on Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility

Dear Mr. Kirn:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the Tentative Order for El Dorado Irrigation District’s (EID) El Dorado Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) throughout the Central Valley in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters in a way that balances environmental and economic interests consistent with applicable law.

Full Letter – CVCWA Comments on EID El Dorado Hills

Dear Ms. Fu:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the tentative waste discharge requirements (Tentative Order) for El Dorado Irrigation District’s Camino Heights Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works throughout the Central Valley Region in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters with a perspective to balance environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law. For the following
reasons, CVCWA respectfully requests that you revise the Tentative Order to reflect that the applicable water quality objective for electrical conductivity (EC) is a range, rather than 900 micromhos per centimeter (µmhos/cm).

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has selected Patrick Pulupa as its next executive officer. Starting March 1, Pulupa will work alongside Pamela Creedon, the Central Valley Water Board’s current executive officer, during a three-month transition period until her retirement on June 1.

“Our Board unanimously chose an outstanding candidate to fill the position of executive officer to carry forward the important work of protecting and improving water quality in the Central Valley Water Region,” said Central Valley Water Board Chair Karl Longley.

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CVCWA’s Annual Conference provides valuable wastewater industry insight and information for city managers, public works directors, city and district chief engineers, regulators, consultants, council & boardmembers, and wastewater industry professionals
MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR
Climate Change. CV-SALTS. Methylmercury. Toxicity. Ammonia.CVCWA has been working together with you and other stakeholders to address these and other regulatory and water quality issues for over a decade. Now the outcome of these collaborative efforts is closer than ever to affecting your discharge permits and compliance efforts. Join us to hear about these other important regulatory updates to help prepare you for requirements that are coming. Learn how, through CVCWA, we can work together to help shape the future of wastewater regulation by effecting reasonable, science-based regulations that address important environmental issues. Participate in discussions with experts and regulatory leaders on these issues.

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CVCWA provided written comments on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) proposed Part 3 of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California (ISWEBE)—Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy (Bacteria Provisions).

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With CVCWA’s growing involvement in regulatory activities on behalf of our membership, the CVCWA Board has chosen Smith Moore & Associates (SMA) to be CVCWA’s association management company.  SMA’s team assigned to CVCWA are Sarah Erck as the lead liaison/account manager to CVCWA; Angelique Grellus (administrative, membership).  Additionally, CVCWA also has access to an amazing communications team at SMA.

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