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Rain on the Parade: Drought Endures in Southern California

California’s unexpected winter storms replenished the Sierra snowpack and filled reservoirs, allowing more than 40% of the State to emerge from one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. While this news should be cause for celebration, recent data … Continue reading

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The Drought’s Effect on Water Quality in Southern California

California is in the throes of the worst drought it’s experienced in the last century. The focus thus far has been on water conservation, reclamation, and alternative sources—and rightfully so, given the lack of water available in the State. There … Continue reading

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White Paper: In Support of California Adoption of the TNI Standard

In Support of California Adoption of the TNI Standard By Allison Mackenzie          “ELAP does not have a relevant accreditation standard…” and “…these deficiencies have cost the program credibility among key constituencies” (Phelps, Adelson, Arms, Miller, & … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Come Our Way; Let’s Save It for Another Day!

The recent storms are good news for California, as the snowpack is now higher than average for this time of year, but still only represent a small victory in the overall battle against the drought. Remember, even if it’s pouring … Continue reading

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Here’s to Future Leaders: Congratulations CASA EF Scholarship Recipients!

This past month the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) held its 60th annual conference in San Diego. The conference, themed “Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future,” revisited milestones in wastewater history and previewed potential challenges and solutions the industry … Continue reading

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Drought Troubles: Regulatory Plans Meet Judicial Pushback

Update (5/6/15): ———————————————- On Tuesday, May 5th, California’s state water board approved emergency drought regulations that aim to slash water use in urban areas by 25%. The measures call for cities and water agencies to reduce water usage by amounts … Continue reading

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Babcock Update: ELAP Program Review Process

For most people, laboratory accreditation is a given when determining the capability of a laboratory to provide reliable testing. Consumers of lab services see accreditation as the cornerstone of a laboratory’s ability to demonstrate that the data it produces for … Continue reading

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Prop. 1: CA Voters Have an Important Decision to Make on Election Day

Next month Californians will cast ballots to, once again, decide the fate of politicians, propositions, and measures alike. After a record-breaking year of drought, there is one proposition in particular that is bound to be on every Californians’ mind — … Continue reading

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California Report: Groundwater Depletion Could Result in Earthquakes

A recent report shows that groundwater pumping in the state’s Central Valley places stress on California’s earthquake faults which could increase the risk of a quake. Winter rains and summer groundwater pumping cause the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges to … Continue reading

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The State of the Drought: California’s Water Worries Continue

Rain may be in store for this weekend but it appears that water worries will continue nonetheless in drought-stricken California. On February 21, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation stated that they are unable to deliver any … Continue reading

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