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Recycled Water - CDPH Advisory Group on Feasibility of Developing Criteria for Direct Potable Reuse

Last Update: April 7, 2014

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Background on the Advisory Group

Water Code sections 13560-13569 [SB 918 (Pavley), 2010 and SB 322 (Hueso), 2013] require CDPH, in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), to investigate and report to the Legislature on the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse. 

The law also requires an Expert Panel to be appointed to: 

(1) Assess what, if any, additional areas of research are needed to be able to establish uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse; 

(2) Advise the department on public health issues and scientific and technical matters regarding development of uniform water recycling criteria for indirect potable reuse through surface water augmentation; and

(3) Advise the department on public health issues and scientific and technical matters regarding the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse.

The Advisory Group is to provide consultation to CDPH in the selection of the members of the Expert Panel.  The Advisory Group is also to advise the Expert Panel on item (3) mentioned above.

Advisory Group Meetings

Meetings of the Advisory Group on Feasibility of Developing Criteria for Direct Potable Reuse are subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. CDPH encourages interested parties to provide input.

Past meeting:  February 21, 2014 - meeting agenda (PDF) .  Consultation with CDPH on selection of members of the Expert Panel was among the agenda items.  Click here for a PowerPoint Presentation by CDPH to the Advisory Group (PPT, 9.4MB).

Next meeting:  Subsequent meetings of the Advisory Group will take place once the Expert Panel has completed its work on the uniform water recycling criteria for indirect potable reuse though surface water augmentation -- item (2) mentioned above.

Members of the Advisory Group

The law requires that the Advisory Group be composed of not less than nine members and have representatives from water and wastewater agencies, local public health officers, environmental organizations, environmental justice organizations, public health nongovernmental organizations, CDPH, SWRCB, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), ratepayer or taxpayer advocate organizations, and the business community.  

CDPH, in consultation with SWRCB, has appointed the Advisory Group.  Its members are:

 Name  Title  Organization
     
 Ray Tremblay  Department Head, Utilities Planning  County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
 Jim Fiedler  Chief Operating Officer  Santa Clara Valley Water District
 Marsi Steirer  Deputy Director, Water Department  City of San Diego
 Mike Wehner  Director of Water Quality and Technology  Orange County Water District
 Al Lau  Director of Engineering and Planning  Padre Dam Municipal Water District
 Keith Solar  Member  San Diego County Taxpayers Association
 Traci J. Minamide  Chief Operating Officer  City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation
 Garry Brown  Executive Director  Orange County Coastkeeper
 Andria Ventura  Program Associate  Clean Water Action
 Conner Everts  Executive Director  Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
 Frances Spivy-Weber  Co-Chair, SWRCB  State Water Resources Control Board
 Alisa Reinhardt  Policy Analyst  San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
 Charles Mosher, MD  Health Officer  Mariposa County Health Department
 Bruce Macler, PhD  National Risk Assessment Expert  US EPA, Region 9
 Mark Bartson  Supervising Engineer  California Department of Public Health
 

 
 
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