Water Quality Task Force

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About This Project

Geographic focus: statewide

Main activity: legislative and administrative efforts, state regulatory agencies


The Water Quality Task Force supports resource alignment efforts at the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) by providing technical guidance to agency staff. Membership is comprised of municipal and regional governmental entities and businesses with experience administering water quality programs. The goals of the Water Quality Task Force are to support the California water boards on priority actions, efficient use of limited resources, and improve water quality outcomes. These goals are critical for the development of reliable and sustainable water policies in a state challenged by drought and climate change.

Project Details

Project Manager: Jerry Secundy, The Secundy Group
Susan Paulsen, Exponent

Meeting Location: Pasadena, CA

Project Issues
  • SWRCB STORMs Advisory Committee
  • Publication of A Clear Path to Clean Water
  • Policy for Recycled Water and related general permit
  • Municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) permit implementation
  • Anti-Degradation Policy
  • Proposition 218, funding, and Basin Plans
Project Updates

Project Updates

The WQTF is currently developing its priorities for the upcoming year and welcomes input from members. Current ideas include:

  • Continued participation in the STORMS process
  • Participation in the IGP renewal process
  • Developing guidance on the use of the Biotic Ligand Model
  • Participating in rulemaking related to constituents of emerging concern
  • Developing appropriate economic analysis methods
  • Continuing to track SWRCB issues


Please contact Jerry Secundy or Susan Paulsen with additional priorities.