Posts Tagged: State Water Board
Pumps aerate and filtrate contaminated water at a treatment facility.(Photo: Michael Vi, via Shutterstock)>
Already battered by drought, dwindling supplies and climate change, California’s water treatment systems also suffer from problems that raise the specter of long-term health issues, according to a state report. Those findings – and others – were contained in an audit by Michael Tilden, California’s acting state auditor.
Joaquin Esquivel at a water board meeting. (Photo: Water Education Foundation.)
As a native of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs where it hardly ever rains, Joaquin Esquivel has always known that water is precious. His uncle often took him to the Salton Sea, and he had family served by a well. He carries that respect for the resource as chair of California’s State Water Resources Control Board. “Growing up in the desert, you are very aware of water,” he said.