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Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Chloride Compliance



The SCVSD, the public agency responsible for treating the SCV’s wastewater (sewage), has spent more than ten years attempting to achieve the most reasonable chloride limit possible and develop the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible solution to meeting the State-mandated chloride limit for the SCV.  In October 2013, after nearly two years of extensive public input, meetings, hearings, and environmental review, the SCVSD Board of Directors approved a project to comply with the State-mandated chloride limit.  The approved project will utilize new reverse osmosis equipment at the Valencia Water Reclamation Plant (WRP).  The water that has passed through a reverse osmosis membrane becomes ultra-clean water and the remaining salty water becomes a byproduct called brine that requires proper disposal.

New Brine Management Proposal

One element of the chloride compliance project is brine management.  In March 2015, based on public input and requests, the SCVSD Board of Directors directed staff to investigate brine management alternatives including newer technologies such as brine concentration that reduce the volume of brine requiring disposal.  The SCVSD now proposes to add enhanced brine concentration equipment at the Valencia WRP and limited trucking of concentrated brine (an average of six truckloads per day, ten maximum, during off-peak hours) to an existing industrial facility.  Deep well injection is no longer being considered for brine disposal.  The other elements of the previously approved chloride compliance project are moving forward.

Public Review Period for Draft Supplemental EIR

Before approval of a new brine management proposal, the potential environmental impacts of the proposal must be evaluated. Such evaluation is provided in a focused Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that was released for public review on November 17, 2015.  Comments are due by January 8, 2016. Written comments should be sent to:

Bryan Langpap, P.E., BCEE
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
1955 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA  90601

Comments may also be emailed to Mr. Langpap at or provided as verbal testimony at a public hearing.

Upcoming Public Meetings/Hearings

Two public hearings will be held at the dates and locations noted below. Prior to the public hearing, there will be a 1-hour open house where staff will be available to answer questions and discuss the project.

Meeting 1

 Meeting 2 



December 10, 2015

 December 16, 2015


7:30 PM (open house from 6:30-7:30 PM)      

 7:30 PM (open house from 6:30-7:30 PM)



Santa Clarita Activities Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA  91350

 Stevenson Ranch Elementary School
 25820 Carroll Lane
 Stevenson Ranch, CA  91381

For More Information

●  For questions, please email Mr. Langpap at or call (562) 908-4288, extension 2770.

●  A project summary can be found here.

●  The Draft SEIR can be found here.

●  The presentation provided during scoping meetings in September 2015 can be found here.

●  For other information about chloride compliance efforts, see the links under the heading “Navigation” at the left of
    this page.