A Case Study of Ground Water Quality Protection in California

by Wendy L. Cohen, California Regional Water Quality, Control Board, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Incidents of ground water contamination from improper disposal of industrial wastewater have been widespread throughout California. In late 1984 the State Water Resources Control Board completely revised and tightened its regulations governing discharges of waste to land making them consistent with federal law. The new rules contain geologic siting criteria, detailed construction standards, mandatory water quality monitoring provisions, and strict closure and post-closure maintenance requirements. In the spring of 1984, the new rules were applied to construction of a Class II surface impoundment on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. (Edited author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Case studies | Groundwater quality | Water discharge | Water quality | Water resources | Industrial wastes | Groundwater pollution | Wastewater management | California | United States

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