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


  • The next meeting of the Task Force will be August 17, 2017.
  • Parties interested in submitting proposed standards are asked to do so by August 1stInitial questions to consider are posted here.  Additional guidance will be posted here by July 1st.


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

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

CAWCD Board Briefing