Nitrate Control Program
Last fall the State Water Board the CV-SALTS plan for Central Valley nitrate control. The plan went into effect in January, but the first stage is opening now with delivery of certified letters from the water board in priority one areas.
J.P. Cativiela is the administrator of the Central Valley Dairy Representative Monitoring Program (CVDRMP).
Cativiela… “Under this new regulation, agriculture, dairies, and others who discharge nitrates into ground water will be given significantly more time to improve their practices to a level where they can protect water quality and meet drinking water standards. But it's thought by most experts that that will take decades and will require technology and practices that are simply not available to growers today. And so this regulation allows more time to meet those standards if permit holders work together to make sure that everyone who needs safe drinking water has it in the valley. Replacing affected drinking water supplies with interim clean drinking water, and eventually leads to making sure that everyone has a long term permanent source of safe drinking water.”
To learn more about this program visit CVSALTS.info.