Western Placer Waste Management Authority
Board of Directors Meeting – July 9, 2015
Loren and Sue Cook attended the July 9th WPWMA meeting held at the Fiddyment Road facility. We wanted to pass along the following info from a few of the matters on the agenda:
1. Quarterly WPWMA Engineer’s Report (Keith Schmidt): updates referred to 70 Notice of Violations and concerns have been received. The issues addressed “the adequacy of the approved leak detection monitoring systems at the Western Regional Sanitary Landfill, and raises questions regarding the effectiveness of the existing liner systems that were designed consistent with the Waste discharge Requirements. Items mentioned at the meeting included methane gas found in well probes, increasing and moving to the South. Landfill sections in 1995 did not include liners; gas buildup can create subsurface fires. They need to take measures to protect the water supplies.
The WPWMA sent a response to the Central Valley Water Quality control Board in May of 2015 stating that the WPWMA would have a Work Plan to submit by June 1, 2015 and complete all improvements by Sept. 1, 2015. No fines have been imposed yet.
2. Analysis of Organics Management Options (Eric Oddo): The WPWMA Board approved a 7-year plan to proceed with recommendations for the recovery and utilization of organic materials received at the WPWMA facility. Beginning in 2016, AB 1826 legislation will take effect requiring special organic recycling measures for all food services.
3. Also approved was a plan to research proposed ideas for future use and needs of WPWMA property, including: