SB 164 by Sen. Carl Glimm (R-Kila) would increase the amount of allowable pollution of nitrates to 10 milligrams per liter. Nitrates are commonly associated with sewage. This is the maximum pollution allowed under the Clean Water Act, and will likely lead to violations of narrative water quality standards for fishable, swimmable, and drinkable rivers and streams.
This bill was passed by the Senate Natural Resources and is awaiting a full vote on the Senate Floor.
Derf Johnson, djohnson[at]meic.org