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Sanitary Sewer Overflows - Waste Discharge Requirements Training

CWEA is working to provide the most current information to you on the status of the new Waste Discharge Requirements, and the training roll out. If you have any questions or difficulties with this site, please contact us at [email protected].  This page includes information on the following topics: 


What is the Waste Discharge Requirement?

On May 2, 2006, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a General Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) for all publicly owned sanitary sewer collection systems in California with more than one mile of sewer pipe. The goal of the WDR is to provide a consistent statewide approach for reducing Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). The WDR requires that:


What are the compliance deadlines for electronic reporting, and how do I enroll? 
On June 27, 2006, CWEA and the SWB entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) (and amendment) for industry training on these new requirements. With the MOA in place, electronic reporting compliance deadlines were extended
for both the electronic reporting and SSMP elements.  On February 28, 2008, CWEA and the SWRCB signed a new MOA  that extended the agreement until December 2009.

All agencies must enroll by November 2 by submitting an enrollment application (notice of intent),  available on the State Water Board's website.  After the application is received, the State Water Resources Control Board will send the agency a user name and password for the online reporting system (by the date noted in the schedule below). Once the user name and password are received, the agency will have up to 30 days to complete a Collection Systems Questionnaire and then begin to report spills (and no-spill months) using the State CIWQS website reporting system.

Regions 4,8,9

Regions 1,2,3

Regions 5,6,7

Enrollment*

November 2, 2006

November 2, 2006

November 2, 2006

CIWQS Password & Agency user name provided by State Water Board to all enrollees

December 1, 2006

by March 30, 2007

by August 1, 2007

Collection System Questionnaire to be completed on CIWQS 

December 31, 2006

April 29, 2007

August 31, 2007

Begin electronic reporting on State Board's CIWQS

January 2, 2007

May 2, 2007

September 2, 2007


What training is available? 


On Electronic Reporting - 
In cooperation with our partners in the Wastewater Summit (including California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), Southern California Alliance of Publicly-owned Treatment Works (SCAP), Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA), and Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA), we are pleased to provide training on the SSO-WDR, focusing on online reporting, monitoring and reporting requirements.  The training will be held using a team format. The participants will work on case studies and enter data into a database simulation via laptops. The objectives for this training are to familiarize the participants with the log-in, format, data needs and reporting requirements for the State of California's Collection System WDR electronic reporting. Participants will be given an overview and hands on demonstration of how the reporting system works to prepare them for compliance with the new reporting requirements. CWEA will make training available in all regions before their compliance deadlines by rolling out the training by region (in the same order as the electronic reporting compliance deadlines). More details about the training events - dates and locations.

 

On SSMPs - 
In cooperation with our partners in the Wastewater Summit (including California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), Southern California Alliance of Publicly-owned Treatment Works (SCAP), Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA), and Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA), we are pleased to be preparing training to address the new SSMP requirements. Information, dates, and locations will be made available in time for agencies to begin work on their individual SSMPs prior to the deadline. 

 
Opportunity to Be a Trainer or Host an Event

SSO-WDR Reporting Tools

 

Contact the State Water Resources Control Board

Other Important Links and Information

Notice of Intent - Enrollment Application

Training opportunities  

Enrollment process and draft enrollment questionnaire

Become a Trainer

Map of Regions & about the SWRCB.

Host or Suggest a Location

Presentations - modify for your audience:
 You or Your Agency Board 

See the Memorandum of Agreement and the latest amendment

Contact the Training Task Force

SSO- WDR Background

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