Study Session on Trace Pollutants to SR’s IRWP

At this study session for Santa Rosa’ watershed plan, Brenda Aldeman from the local Russian River Protection Committee will give a short talk on the research she has done on various trace pollutants getting into rivers mainly from wastewater sources.

Here is the notice of this study session and other speakers:

During studies related to the IRWP, there has been some concern expressed from the public regarding impacts to human health and the environment associated with trace organic pollutants. As a result, the Board of Public Utilities has requested a Study Session on the latest information available regarding unregulated compounds so that they may make informed decisions.

The tentative speakers include Jean Debroux Ph.D., chemical and environmental engineer/scientist with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Laura Kennedy, risk analysis specialist with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Shane A. Snyder, Ph.D. R&D Project Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Dr. Stanley Deresinski MD, and Stanford professor.

The Study Session regarding currently unregulated compounds such as trace pharmaceutical and personal care product residues will be held on April 19th at 1:30 pm in the City Council chamber at 100 Santa Rosa Avenue. The Study Session should last about 90 minutes and is designed to help decision makers in Santa Rosa determine the potential impacts of discharge of excess recycled water to the Russian River and/or its tributaries.