California SWRCB Orders PFAS Monitoring at POTWs

Earlier this month (July 2020) the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued an Order requiring publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) with a capacity of 1 MGD or more, conduct one year of quarterly PFAS monitoring in the influent, effluent and of biosolids. Monitoring is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.  The SWRCB’s Order includes a list of POTWS that received the order.

Link to copy of the SWRCB’s Order:


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About Dan Askenaizer

Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.