ELAP Progress Update on 2 Years of Implementation

  • Apr 28, 2023
  • Comment Letters

Agency: State Water Resources Control Board

Subject: 05/02-03/2023 BOARD MEETING – ITEM 6 (ELAP Progress Update on 2 Years of Implementation)

Letter excerpt:

On behalf of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA), the American Water Works Association California-Nevada Section (CA-NV AWWA), and the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the annual ELAP update to the SWRCB. ACWA represents more than 460 public water agencies that collectively deliver approximately 90 percent of the water in California for domestic, agricultural, and industrial uses. CMUA represents over 50 public water agencies that deliver drinking water to 75% of Californians. CA-NV AWWA is a scientific and educational professional society with about 4,700 members and 470 water utilities in California, collectively providing most of the state’s safe drinking water. CASA represents more than 130 local public agencies engaged in the collection, treatment, and recycling of wastewater and biosolids to protect public health and the environment. Collectively, our members comprise the vast majority of the accredited municipal labs in California, and they are increasingly concerned with the resource demand upon laboratory personnel to perform the administrative documentation which the new regulations impose without a concomitant improvement or increase to the delivery of lab services.

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