California Coastkeeper Alliance Releases Online Interactive Water Quality Violations Map!
California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) has developed an online interactive map to help the public and state agencies track and improve compliance with water quality laws.
This tool maps all dischargers within California’s six coastal Regional Water Boards that have been issued mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) since 2000, when the laws setting these minimum penalties took effect.
MMPs are issued for “serious” and “multiple chronic” water quality violations.
Using the interactive map, you can select your Regional Water Board and click on facilities to learn more about their violation records since 2000.
The map also highlights facilities that have not violated in recent years. The MMP Map complements CCKA’s regular work to improve the level, targeting, and transparency of state law enforcement activities.
Firm, equitable enforcement both improves water quality and ensures fairness to businesses that follow the law. Violations related to sewage releases, industrial wastes, and contaminated groundwater most frequently caused the issuance of MMPs statewide.
Please feel free to forward this email widely and to share this tool with your colleagues. Your feedback is welcome and always appreciated.
Tom Lyons Program Coordinator Cartographic Analyst California Coastkeeper Alliance (415) 810-2960