By Frank DeSilva

Legistlative Days 2011, which was held February 22 and 23 in Sacramento, afforded us the opportunity to discuss water issues face-to-face with many of the California State Senators and Assemblymembers. I consider this one of the most important obligations of our PWQA organization.

Our visit coincided with the introduction of several bills that will provide opportunities for the PWQA. Senate Bill 877, sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine), would allow the use of POE/POU devices to provide quality drinking water to communities of up to 2,500 connections when a centralized treatment plant is not economically feasible. Another bill, AB 403, introduced by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose), will regulate the maximum levels of hexavalent chrome in drinking water. Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) has proposed AB 275, the Rainwater Catchment Act of 2011. We will continue to monitor these bills as well as any other legislative and regulatory issues as we continue to promote, protect and stimulate your water treatment business.

Hopefully you can join us next year and meet with your elected officials.

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