Howard Kolb, (Pictured on the left with Rotarian Myron Heavin) Water Resource Control Professional Engineer (PE), is employed by the California Water Boards, and was our guest speaker this morning.
 
Howard Kolb, (Pictured on the left with Rotarian Myron Heavin) Water Resource Control Professional Engineer (PE), is employed by the California Water Boards, and was our guest speaker this morning.
 
He talked about how his job is regulate and educate people about enforcing water quality by protecting the areas waters. He stated an analysis of the water is done to determine if the water meets the federal and state's regulations standards. Technicians are used in the surrounding areas to collect data about the water quality and information provided to the Water Board who makes decisions on an action plan.
 
Our Mission Statement
 
Our mission at the Central Coast Regional Board is developing and enforcing water quality objectives and implementing plans that will best protect the area's waters while recognizing our local differences in climate, topography, geology and hydrology.The Central Coast Regional Board is comprised of nine part-time members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
 
The Central Coast Board's "basin plan" encompasses our hydrologic areas, issuing waste discharge requirements, enforcement action against violators, and monitoring water quality.
 
The task of protecting and enforcing the many uses of water, including the needs of industry, agriculture, municipal districts, and the environment is an ongoing challenge for the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.
 
For more detailed information go to their website at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoastThe Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village would like to thank Howard for his very informative talk this morning.
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