Environmental Press # 68

Subj: URGENT: Stop the Waiver Wed. 6:30PM
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 14:07:48 -0700
From: Doug Korthof <doug@seal-beach.org>
To: voiceforveterans@aol.com (via CleanOcean@orange-county.net)


PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FAR AND WIDE
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WHERE: OCSD offices, 10844 Ellis Ave.
WHEN: This Wed., July 17, starting at 6:30 P.M.
MAP: http://StopTheWaiver.com/whatu.htm
DIRECTIONS: San Diego FWY South, off at EUCLID AVE., proceed straight thru intersection to the Sanitation District. N. on Beach to Ellis, turn Right, proceed to 10844 (just before Ellis curves to become Euclid). S. on Euclid, past MSP, first left after Euclid curves right to become Ellis)

The Orange County sewage district continues to seek a waiver allowing OC to avoid full secondary treatment of all sewage. OC has the largest such waiver, and uses the Ocean to

 

 

dispose of the highest tonnage of live fecal pathogens of any sewage discharger in the entire USA.

A lengthy campaign to stop the waiver, and bring OC up to standard, culminates this coming Wed., July 17, as the 25-member Board of Directors will decide what to do when the current waiver expires.

IT IS VERY CLOSE!

11 member Directors have so far committed to vote against the waiver and for full treatment of all sewage. 13 votes are needed.

BUT THOSE 11 BRAVE DIRECTORS and others who will join them need YOUR HELP and support to create a more modern water treatment philosophy. With our growing population, it becomes less and less practical to find "somewhere else" to dispose of our waste, and more and more practical to reclaim "waste" water. Modern disticts routinely extract solids for processing as fertilizer, and reclaim all the water for revitalizing rivers, lakes and wetlands.

EACH PERSON COUNTS! Make sure the Directors do the right thing, and vote to STOP the waiver -- and move to full secondary treatment of the sewage before dumping it in the Ocean -- the first step to full reclamation of all 700 acre feet per day!

Bring some food and music if you wish. There will be healthy drinks and many fellow Citizens who respect the Beach and Ocean.

The following cities and/or Districts have already committed AGAINST the waiver (13 votes are needed):

1. Seal Beach (4-1, only Larson voting to continue dumping)
2. Huntington Beach (7-0, UNANIMOUS for CLEAN OCEAN)
3. Newport Beach (5-0, UNANIMOUS for CLEAN OCEAN)
4. City of Costa Mesa (5-0, UNANIMOUS for CLEAN OCEAN) Costa Mesa Sanitary District (4-1, Worthington for dumping)
5. Fullerton (3-2, Flory and Bankhead voting to "wait")
6. Irvine, and the
7. Irvine Ranch Water District in a UNANIMOUS Joint Resolution
8. City of La Palma (5-0, UNANIMOUS for CLEAN OCEAN)
9. City of Orange (5-0, UNANIMOUS for CLEAN OCEAN)
10. City of Los Alamitos (5-0, UNANIMOUS for CLEAN OCEAN)
11. City of Buena Park (5-0, UNANIMOUS for CLEAN OCEAN)

City of San Clemente also voted 5-0 UNANIMOUS for an end to the waiver.

Thanks, if you need a ride or can offer a ride, please let me know!

Doug Korthof
562-430-2495
cell phone 714-496-1567

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