Background

In May 2017, CAWCD Board President Lisa Atkins announced the establishment of the “Water Quality Standards Task Force,” which is chaired and comprised of CAWCD Board Members. The scope of the Task Force is to review the legal, operational and policy considerations related to the quality of Non-Project Water that is introduced into the CAP System. The goal is to develop recommended standards for approval by the full Board and Reclamation.  Establishing uniform standards is one of the necessary implementation steps for the CAP System Use Agreement.

Co-Chairs: Alexandra Arboleda, Terry Goddard

Members: Benjamin Graff, Jim Hartdegen, Rodney B. Lewis, Pamela Pickard, Mark Taylor
 

News

  • The next meeting of the Task Force will be September 12, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parties interested in submitting proposed standards are asked to coordinate with CAP staff and have material prepared by September 1st.  Initial questions to consider are posted here.
 

Meetings

Meeting #1 “Overview & Context” (5/24/2017)


Meeting #2
“Review of Standards and Operations” (6/6/2017)


CAWCD Board Briefing
(6/8/2017)

Reference Material

  • CAP’s water quality monitoring data and documents
  • Evaluation of direct recovery at Tonopah Desert Recharge Project site 
           - Recovery Plan Update, 2015 
           - Exploration Drilling and Piezometer Array Installation, 2017 
  • Listing of contaminants and standards pursuant to the EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulations 
  • ADEQ’s Reclaimed Water Rulemaking
  • Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum website
           - Draft 2017 Review, Water Quality Standards for Salinity, Colorado River System