Salt and Nutrient Management Plan
In 2009, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a Recycled Water Policy whose purpose is "to increase the use of recycled water in a manner that implements state and federal water quality laws. When recycled water is used in compliance with the Policy, Title 22, and all applicable state and federal water quality laws, the State Board and Los Angeles Regional Board strongly support its use as a safe alternative to potable water for approved uses. " (Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board)
The Recycled Water Policy requires that:
Salt and Nutrient Management Plans are completed by 2014 to optimize recycled water use while protecting groundwater supply and beneficial use
Stakeholders develop implementation plans to meet these objectives for salts and nutrients.
The implementation plans be adopted by Regional Boards as amendments to the region's Basin Plan.