Press Release # 430

Subj: OOG: Morro Bay Waiver FAX numbers. Email Address, Sample Letters, Send Today
Date: 6/16/2004 3:32:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Jon V3
To: Jon V3
Dear Ocean Outfall Group (OOG) dedicated to getting rid of all the 301(h) waivers in California:

Here are two sample letters with fax numbers and emails for sending letters encouraging the City of Morro Bay and the Cayucos Sanitary District to take the first steps to get rid of their 301(h) waiver at their meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 17. Please copy and paste the following onto your letterhead, personalize your message if you desire, and send by fax and email today, as the meeting is tomorrow, June 17.

Thanks.

Jan Vandersloot
(949) 548-6326

 

Letter Number 1:

June 16, 2004

Members of the Board of Directors
Cayucos Sanitary District
P.O. Box 333
Cayucos, CA 93430

By Fax: 805-995-3673

Re: Please upgrade sewage treatment facilities and forego your 301(h) waiver application

Dear Members of the Board of Directors of the Cayucos Sanitary District:

I understand you are meeting with the City Council of the City of Morro Bay tomorrow, June 17, 2004, to discuss possible upgrades to your sewage treatment facilities.

I am writing in support of your efforts to upgrade your sewage treatment facilities so that you will not need to apply for a 301(h) waiver from full secondary treatment of sewage before discharge into the ocean.

I am very supportive of a clean ocean for ecologic and public health considerations. Our ocean needs help. Discharge of inadequately treated sewage into the ocean is a practice of the past that needs to stop.

Nearly all other sewage treatment plants in California are ending the 301(h) waiver, including the former largest waiver holder, the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). To its everlasting credit, the Board of Directors of OCSD voted to give up its waiver two years ago, and we encourage you to do the same.

I hope that you will vote to upgrade your facilities at your June 17 meeting and help us achieve a clean ocean for us and our future generations.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Name
Address
Phone Number

Letter Number 2:

June 16, 2004

Members of the City Council
City of Morro Bay
595 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Fax: 805-772-6296
Email: MBWWT@yahoo.com

Re: Please upgrade sewage treatment facilities and forego your 301(h) waiver application

Dear Honorable Members of the Morro Bay City Council:

I understand you are meeting with the Cayucos Sanitary District tomorrow, June 17, 2004, to discuss possible sewage treatment upgrades.

I am writing in support of staff's recommendations to upgrade your sewage treatment facilities so that you will not need to apply for a 301(h) waiver from full secondary treatment of sewage before discharge into the ocean.

I am very supportive of a clean ocean for ecologic and public health considerations. Our ocean needs help. Discharge of inadequately treated sewage into the ocean is a practice of the past that needs to stop.

Nearly all other sewage treatment plants in California are ending the 301(h) waiver, including the former largest waiver holder, the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). To its everlasting credit, the Board of Directors of OCSD voted to give up its waiver two years ago, and we encourage you to do the same.

I hope that you will vote to upgrade your facilities at your June 17 meeting and help us achieve a clean ocean for us and our future generations.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Name
Address
Phone Number

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