Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Key changes

Will twin tunnels Delta water project become a reality?

Changes to the water permit are needed before construction can begin. CALIFORNIA WATERFIX

California WaterFix

Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown's $17.1 billion plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta relies on key changes to the water rights permit held by the Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which are seeking to add new water diversion points. Hearings on the proposed new diversion and re-diversion points begin today. It's the latest in a series of public hearings in the coming months on the project.


Toxic regulator commits to transforming oversight

KQED San Francisco

California generates an average of 1.7 million tons of hazardous waste each year. Critics say state regulators have been indifferent to the public, cozy with polluters and slow in enforcing regulations. The state agency charged with making sure that these substances are handled safely has taken steps to improve its programs and policies in the last five years to restore the public's trust.


Wells project in Campbell will collect data on IPR

Mercury News

A handful of 400-foot-deep wells at a park in Campbell will help the Santa Clara Valley Water District gather information about water flow and will be used as part of a project for indirect potable reuse. The district is trying to see if purified recycled water could be put into the nearby percolation ponds for groundwater replenishment and used at a later time as drinking water.