Letters to the Editor: Aug. 28, 2009

Support for SD wastewater efforts

Over the past several years the Metro Wastewater Joint Powers Authority and Metro Commission, comprised of the cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, and Poway, Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Otay Water District and the County of San Diego, all agencies whose wastewater is treated by the City of San Diego, have followed, evaluated and supported the city in its efforts to obtain a modified permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant.

We have a vested interest in the outcome, because as partners in the city of San Diego’s metro wastewater system we are responsible for approximately 35 percent of the costs associated with the system.

This means that failure to obtain the modified permit will result in our ratepayers footing the bill for 35 percent of the costs associated with the then required, but scientifically unnecessary treatment plant upgrades.

As chairperson of the Metro JPA/ Metro Commission, I want to express disappointment in the actions taken by the California Coastal Commission earlier this month. More importantly, I want to express the Metro JPA/Metro Commission’s continued support of the city of San Diego in its application efforts, not only because it will spare our ratepayers, but also because the city’s application for a modified permit is scientifically supported and meets the requirements of the Clean Water Act.
Ernest Ewin
Chair Metro Wastewater JPA and Metro Commission

Related posts:

  1. Letters to the Editor: July 24, 2009
  2. Letters to the Editor: July 10, 2009
  3. Letters to the Editor: May 8, 2009
  4. Letters to the Editor: Jan. 23, 2009
  5. Letters to the Editor: June 5, 2009

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=4712

Posted by on Aug 27, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]
  • Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and traini […]
  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]