What's new in BACWA's Committees
The Recycled Water Committee conducted a survey to provide a summary of existing recycled water fill programs, requirements, and relevant information that a recycled water truck hauler would want to know before visiting a fill facility. The resulting guide is a resource that can be used by Caltrans, water districts and contractors in the Bay Area. It is the Recycled Water Committee's intention to update this Guide annually. If you see any information that should be updated, have a facility to add to this Guide, or have any questions please email Info@bacwa.org.
On January 15, 2015, EPA issued a formal objection letter regarding the NPDES permit under development for Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District (LGVSD), requiring that they be given numeric chronic toxicity limits. The letter did not specify a recommended test method, such as the TST. The Regional Water Board staff report that they are working to develop numeric limits for the LGVSD tentative order, which is expected shortly. These will be the first numeric chronic toxicity limits imposed on a Bay Discharger. The Permits Committee will discuss this development at the next meeting.
The BACWA AIR committee will meet with Bay Area Air Quality Management District staff at their next meeting in either March or April. The meeting date, once set, will be posted on the BACWA committee calendar.