A recent op-ed article in The Los Angeles Times noted that certain areas of California have been found to suffer the same water problems as Flint, MI. State officials may have known about the problems for several years. According to the article, “The state Legislature is now poised to chalk up a historic achievement as it negotiates Senate Bill 623, which would establish a fund to subsidize adequate water treatment for most of the roughly one million Californians who still need it. It’s the last step in enabling small, impoverished water systems throughout the state to deliver clean water to their customers.” Water treatment specialists in California and the Pacific Water Quality Association will be keeping a close eye on this legislation. The full editorial can be read at www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-leslie-californias-contaminated-water-20170504-story.html.

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