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State Water Board Adopts New ELAP Regulations Impacting Wastewater Labs

By Alec Mackie | May 9, 2020

State Water Board press release… All accredited labs will be required to meet a national standard The State Water Resources …

Chino-based Environmental Lab Fined $90,000 for False Reports

By Stephen Yang | Apr 28, 2020

A Chino environmental testing laboratory has been fined $90,000 and denied renewal accreditation by the State Water Resources Control Board’s …

State Water Board Schedules ELAP Vote for May 5th

By Alec Mackie | Apr 16, 2020

The State Water Resources Control Board will vote on adoption of the proposed Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program regulations at the May 5, 2020 …

State Water Board Launches ELAP COVID-19 Website

By Alec Mackie | Mar 27, 2020

  Updates 4/16/20 New! Guidance on how to respond to a positive coronavirus case in the laboratory Updated! Schedules for …

State Water Board Postpones Final ELAP Meeting

By Alec Mackie | Mar 14, 2020

View our full coverage of new ELAP regulations. 03/17/20 update from the SWRCB…. The COVID-19 emergency has resulted in the …

BACWA Comments on Proposed ELAP Regulations

By Guest Writer | Jan 21, 2020

BACWA’s Comment letter sent to the State Water Board Dec 20, 2019. Click here to read BACWA’s full comment letter …

New California WEF Life Members

By CWEA | May 19, 2020

Congratulaitons to: Thomas Hall and Joseph Lucia, WEF’s newest California WEF Life Members. Individuals who have been a member of …

Introducing CWEA’s New Board of Directors

By Megan Barillo | May 5, 2020

On Friday, May 1st the gavel was passed for the first time in a virtual setting, from CWEA’s Outgoing President …

The History of CWEA’s Name Changes: What’s in a Name? 

By CWEA History Committee | Apr 21, 2020

By Dr. Nicholas Pinhey  The CWEA History Committee was recently asked for the dates of the various name changes that our Association has adopted over …

The Evolution of CWEA’s Logo

By CWEA History Committee | Apr 21, 2020

While an association’s name is its primary element of branding, its logo is the visual representation of the association’s identify. …

WEF Forms Blue Ribbon Panel to Address Worker Safety

By Alec Mackie | Apr 16, 2020

What we know today (4/16/20) WEF is continuing to work on the matter of wastewater worker protection from disease causing …

WEF Announces New Resource for Water Professionals, Access Water

By CWEA | Apr 3, 2020

WEF recently announced a brand-new resource for water professionals, Access Water®. As a 21st-century water quality professional, you need to …

Collections System Professional Profile: Robert Gerena

By CWEA | Nov 18, 2019

Robert Gerena, Utilities O&M Supervisor, City of Hayward  How did you get your first job in the wastewater sector?  After getting out …

Veterans in Water: Chris Lehman Supervisor City of San Luis Obispo WRRF

By CWEA | Nov 7, 2019

Chris Lehman Supervisor City of San Luis Obispo WRRF 6 years US Navy, Radar Electrician What is your role? Water …

Veterans in Water: Kody Tompkins, City of Barstow

By CWEA | Nov 7, 2019

Kody Tompkins, Chief Plant Operator Army/Served 9 years What is your role? I’m the Chief Plant Treatment Plant Operator for …

EPA Announces New Water Workforce Initiative

By Alec Mackie | Nov 3, 2019

Coverage of water workforce topics supported by waterTALENT At WEFTEC 2019 in Chicago, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Assistant Administrator for …

Third Annual CA Water Week Elevates Water Professionals, Highlights Water Jobs

By Megan Barillo | Oct 16, 2019

Water professionals from all over California were once again recognized for the significant impact they are making in our water …

Veterans in Water: Clint Lorimer, Distribution Operator III

By Megan Barillo | Oct 1, 2019

Clint Lorimer, Distribution Operator III Carmichael Water District Army Veteran (3 years) What is your role? I am currently a …