Environmental Press # 64

Subj: OOG: OC Supervisor Gets On Board Opposing Waiver
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 12:52:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Jon V3
To: Jon V3
Dear Ocean Outfall Group (OOG), dedicated to ending the 301(h) waiver held by the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD):

Thanks to Supervisor Jim Silva for announcing his opposition to the waiver. See LA Times: Silva Targets Sewage Waiver 7-11-02 . The vote by the Orange County Board of Supervisors will bring the waiver opposition to 12 votes on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). We only need one more to have a majority of 13 of the 25 member Board of OCSD. Next week, we will try to target some cities that might help us out, such as Fountain Valley, on Tuesday. In the meantime, write a Letter To The Editor to the LA Times, thanking Supervisor Silva for taking the leadership on this issue.

Send to: ocletters@latimes.com.

See Sample Letter below.

Jan Vandersloot (949) 548-6326



Sample Letter:

To: ocletters@latimes.com

Subject: Letters To the Editor Re: "Silva Targets Sewage Waiver"

To The Editor:

I would like to commend Supervisor Jim Silva for recommending that the Orange County Board of Supervisors go on record opposing the waiver that allows the Orange County Sanitation District to discharge only partially secondary treated sewage into the ocean. This is forward, visionary thinking, as it takes time, several years, to build the treatment facilities required for full secondary treatment of the 240 million gallons a day of sewage produced by 2.35 million people in Orange County. The time to start building these facilities is now. The time to make this decision is at the OCSD Board meeting on July 17. The sooner the Board of OCSD makes the decision to oppose the waiver and go for full secondary treatment of sewage, the faster we will have a cleaner ocean.


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