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Dear Mr. Pelkofer:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the tentative Notice of Applicability (NOA) for the City of Galt Wastewater Treatment Plant and Reclamation Facility (Facility) for the discharge of wastewater to Laguna Creek (R5-2017-0085-016). 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 from the perspective of balancing environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law. In this letter, we provide comments supporting revisions of the tentative NOA consistent with the proposed revisions offered in the City of Galt’s March 12, 2021 comment letter on the preliminary draft NOA.

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The Regional Water Board’s Tentative Order for would require Mariposa County Lake Don Pedro Wastewater Treatment Facility to submit an individual, facility-specific Salinity Management Plan. The groundwater in the area is of good quality well below the recommended secondary MCL. In addition, the source water is a combination of very low salinity surface water and low salinity groundwater. CVCWA commented that it does not believe that a Salinity Management Plan is warranted for this facility considering its specific circumstances.