Californians Get Settlement in Water LawsuitHunter Worsfold
A settlement has been agreed to in three separate lawsuits made by Californians against the International Boundary and Water Commission, or the IBWC. The IBWC is a binational commission that deals with the water that goes through Mexico to the United States. The lawsuits alleged IBWC violated the federal Clean Water Act by allowing millions of gallons of raw sewage, heavy metals and other contamination to spill into San Diego. The lawsuits have been in contention for the last four years and it was all finally settled. The IBWC agreed to a lot of different things like assisting Mexico in building a more permanentbarrier built across the riverbed to redirect polluted water back into Tijuana’s wastewater system instead of flowing into the river valley, as well as provide more opportunities for the public to interface with the agency.
The issue has been on the minds of a lot of citizens as the pollution was shutting down beaches and giving question to the quality of the local watershed. The promise of $300 million from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement also helped cool tempers over the four years since the initial lawsuit was filed.The settlement agreement has a lifespan of seven years. By that time the Regional Water Quality Board expects the expandedtreatment plant to be built, hopefully using the money in the joint agreement between the two countries.
Worrying about the quality of the water around you has always been a real concern. You never know exactly what is flowing through the local water supplies. We can supply that peace of mind. Here at One Water Systems, we are experts at filtering water to ensure you have the cleanest and healthiest water possible flowing through all of your pipes. If you want to join the thousands of other customers of ours and never worry about the quality of your water, give us a call for a free consultation today. (760) 994-4795.