Identifying A New Generation Of Byproducts From Water Disinfection

Source: American Chemical Society California scientists have identified a “new generation” of by-products of the disinfection processes used to purify drinking water at municipal water treatment plants. Such compounds, which wind up in drinking water, are termed disinfection byproducts (DBPs). The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency currently regulates some as potential health risks. Stuart W. … Continue reading “Identifying A New Generation Of Byproducts From Water Disinfection”

Preserving Clean Water by Preserving Open Space

Jane’s letter to the PD: Dear Editors, I loved the Yes on F mailer, target of Chris Coursey’s politically-based critique. In the past, preserving clean water resources may have been seen as just a side benefit of preserving undeveloped lands for parks, resource conservation, and agricultural land preservation–but I challenge Mr. Coursey to name a … Continue reading “Preserving Clean Water by Preserving Open Space”

Stream Protection Resources

Caitlin, Here are some stream protection resources you requested. I had a hard time narrowing things down, some of this you probably have, but I hope they’re useful. POLICY http://www.epa.gov/nps/ordinance/buffers.htm EPA model ordinance language with issues and examples. http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/rwqcb2/download/bufferreport1204.pdf SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board survey and paper on riparian ordinances and issues surrounding … Continue reading “Stream Protection Resources”

RRWRC Suing Sonoma County Water Agency

Hi Water Friends: Russian River Watershed Protection Committee (RRWPC) would like to announce that we have hired Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger to assist us in opposing one of the most egregious CEQA violations that we have ever seen. The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), as operators and managers of the Russian River County Sanitation District … Continue reading “RRWRC Suing Sonoma County Water Agency”

SCWA Responds to SR’s Wastewater Discharges

This draft letter from SCWA by Randy Poole to the City of Santa Rosa is fascinating. Stephen September 25, 2006 Pat Fruiht, City Manager’s Office City of Santa Rosa P.O. Box 1678 Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1678 Re: Discharge Compliance Project Dear Ms. Fruiht, The Sonoma County Water Agency (Agency) has reviewed the Initial Study, Notice … Continue reading “SCWA Responds to SR’s Wastewater Discharges”

What? Business Considers Sustainability?

In case any of you missed this in the PD: Ben Stone, coordinator of the county’s Economic Development Board, said his office would convene a private industry task force to translate the meaning of “sustainability” for individual businesses. “It challenges our assumptions that there will always be water when we turn on the tap,” Stone … Continue reading “What? Business Considers Sustainability?”

Comment Letter on Laguna’s 303 (d) Listing

Nancy Kay Webb Attorney at Law 126 Steiner Court, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404 September 21, 2006 Craig J. Wilson, Chief Water Quality Assessment Unit Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, CA 95812-0100 SUBJECT: 2004 Clean Water Act Section 303(d) List Laguna de Santa Rosa Phosphorus & Nitrogen Dear … Continue reading “Comment Letter on Laguna’s 303 (d) Listing”

Santa Rosa Water Management Comments

Santa Rosa Creek (and tribs) is a mess. The waterbody is listed as impaired for pathogens, temperature, sediment, nutrients, etc.. Not much is going on, in the case of the City, in terms of restoration and/or protect beneficial uses by limiting pollutant inputs. This problem exacerbates conditions on the Laguna – which intern compromises with … Continue reading “Santa Rosa Water Management Comments”