"Regulatory Watch: California’s New Wastewater Operator Regulation"

By Chris Malinowski

California's State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) modified its regulations to require all privately owned wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to request a plant classification by June 1, 2013, and to have licensed wastewater operators in place by April 1, 2015.

This regulatory revision is sure to have significant impacts on the operation of industrial WWTPs in California, an area already affected by a shortage of licensed wastewater operators.