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On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted new water quality standards for Malibu Creek and Lagoon, which when implemented, will have a severe effect on wastewater treatment costs for customers of the Las Virgenes-Triunfo Joint Powers Authority (JPA), comprised of Triunfo Sanitation District and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. It is estimated that costs to construct the needed wastewater treatment facilities to comply with the new standards could exceed $300 million.

Click here to read additional details in the JPA's July 8 news release.

Click the "Play" button below to view a video of the May 1 Public Workshop.


Historical information on this issue is available in the following documents:

JPA Recognizes Heal the Bay Watershed Report;
Re-Releases 40-Year Watershed Study as Additional Resource (3-25-13)

JPA Files Court Petition to Block Costly and
Ineffective Standards for Malibu Creek (3-7-13)

JPA Opposes EPA Proposal for Malibu Creek;
Filing Cites Faulty Scientific Foundations (2-5-13)

JPA Letter to the U.S. EPA (1-25-13)

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding
EPA's Proposed Standards for Malibu Creek

Article in The Acorn Newspaper (8-1-13)

Article in The Acorn Newspaper (2-7-13)