Microplastics Monitoring Policy Handbook

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) released the enclosed draft Microplastics in Drinking Water Handbook (mcrplsts_plcy_drft).

The introduction states that the purpose of the Handbook is “….to implement Health and Safety Code section 116376 by setting forth the requirements for conducting monitoring and reporting of microplastics in drinking water. The Policy includes a two-step iterative four-year plan for monitoring and reporting microplastics….”

The Handbook will be presented at a workshop with the SWRCB on November 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

The November 17th workshop will be webcast, the enclosed SWRCB notice (revised-notice-microplastics) has a link to view the webcast.

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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.