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Wilk, Knight Ask State For More Time On Chloride Issue

Wilk, Knight Ask State For More Time On Chloride Issue

Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, has sent a letter to the Regional Water Quality Control Board asking for the Compliance and Interim Limits deadline to be extended to September of 2019.


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This issue has a long and complicated history in the Santa Clarita Valley and the compliance measures outlined in the draft EIR will negatively impact local ratepayers. It is important that the state, county and city work together to find an effective and affordable solution to reducing chloride levels in the Santa Clara River. The current deadline of May 4, 2015, does not provide enough time to develop a solution that meets these qualifications.

“The City of Santa Clarita has already done a great deal to lower chloride levels in an effort to meet the State standards,” said Senator Knight, “But we’re not done yet. My goal is to find a cost effective solution that does not overload the already over-taxed ratepayer.”

With the recent letter sent to the Quality Control Board, Senator Knight is confident that if an extension is granted to both the State chloride standards compliance deadline and the interim limits set to monitor progress towards this goal, then the most affordable and effective solution will be found.

If constituents have comments or concerns about what Senator Knight has been doing regarding the chloride issue in the Santa Clarita Valley, please call the Santa Clarita Valley district office at 661-286-1471.

Steve Knight represents California’s 17th Senate District, which includes about half of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Assemblyman Wilk asks Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District to Extend Chloride Deadline

scottwilk_mug2013Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has asked the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District to extend both the public comment period and extend the certification deadline.
 
Recently, the RWQCB has ordered the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (SCVSD) to meet chloride limit of 100 milligrams per liter pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act. Currently, a comment period is occurring to solicit public opinion on a number of variations of the SCVSD Chloride Compliance Facilities Plan. If no extension is granted, the public comment period will end on June 24th, 2013.
 
“This is a complicated and potentially expensive issue that needs to be carefully evaluated.  I’m committed to finding a solution that is backed by sound science and least costly to SCVSD rate payers,” said Wilk.

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Source: Santa Clarita News


Wilk, Knight Ask State For More Time On Chloride Issue

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