One weekend left for public to weigh in on sanitation district plan


Anyone wanting to weigh in on the environmental impact of the sanitation district’s latest plan to reduce the amount of chloride discharged into the Santa Clara River has this weekend – and only this weekend – to put pen to paper.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District announced last month that it will “recirculate a revised version of its 2013 Chloride Compliance Environmental Impact Report as the next step in complying with a strict State-mandated limit on the amount of chloride allowed in treated wastewater discharged to the Santa Clara River.”

The revised plan was unveiled last month with the understanding that the public be given a chance to weigh in on the changes.

Anyone wanting to comment on the district’s analysis of its anticipated impact on the environment must have their comments submitted by Monday March 20, 2017, to the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles, P.O. Box 4998, Whittier, CA 90607-4998.

In June, sanitation officials stopped all work on their four-year plan to reduce the amount of salty chloride that ends up in the river – as promised to state water officials in 2013 – when a judge ordered them to go back to the drawing board and come up with a more environmentally-friendly plan.

The revised EIR does not change the Chloride Compliance Project it previously presented to the community but is “expected to contain few changes to the environmental analysis previously released for public review,” officials said in a news release issued last month.

The SCV Sanitation District is the public agency responsible for the treatment and management of all the sewage discharges to the sewer system in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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