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 From the Coin Laundry Association:

  • No Technical Solution Available at Commercial Laundry Scale –no such filters nor filtration systems exist for laundromat washers at a scale required for consistent compliance.  
  • Legislation Ought to Exempt Commercial Washers
  • Customer Property in Garments would Disable Filters – items commonly found in commercial washer drain valves would immediately disable any microfiber filter. 
  • Extended Agitation Would Cause Garments to Shed Additional Microfibers – Commercial washers are equipped with sensors that monitor the effectiveness of the drain function – if water is draining slowly, the wash drum will continue to rotate for as long as 40 minutes waiting for the wastewater to drain.   
  • Per Washer Filtration Would Consume More Water & Energy and Generate More Waste – A per-washer filtration system would result in massively more waste and water/energy consumption.  
  • Per Washer Filtration Would Cause Mechanical Failures
  • Per Washer Filtration Would Add Significantly to Cost – These costs would be passed along as a burden to the lowest income families 

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Member  District  Cities  District Phone #  E-mail 
Senator Benjamin Allen, Chair  SD 24  Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Lomita, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Torrance, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, and southern portions of Gardena.  (310) 318-6994 
Senator Brian Dahle, Vice Chair  SD 01  Alturas, Anderson, Biggs, Chico, Colfax, Colusa, Corning, Dorris, Dunsmuir, Etna, Fort Jones, Grass Valley, Gridley, Live Oak, Loyalton, Marysville, Montague, Mount Shasta, Nevada City, Orland, Oroville, Portola, Red Bluff, Redding, Shasta Lake, Susanville, Tehama, Tulelake, Weed, Wheatland, Williams,  Bieber office: (530) 294-5000, 


Gold River: (916) 464-4201, 


Redding: (530) 224-7001 
Senator Lena Gonzalez  SD 33  Avalon, Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate.  Huntington Park: (323) 277-4560, 


Long Beach: (562) 256-7921 
Senator Melissa Hurtado  SD 16  Arvin, Avenal, Corcoran, Delano, Dinuba, Farmersville, Hanford, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Lindsay, McFarland, Porterville, Wasco, and Woodlake, and portions of the Cities of Bakersfield, Shafter, Tulare, and Visalia.  Bakersfield: (661) 395-2620,  


Hanford: (559) 585-7161,  


Tulare: (559) 685-1202 
Senator Caroline Menjivar  SD 20  Burbank, San Fernando, and a portion of the City of Los Angeles.  (818) 901-5588 
Senator Janet Nguyen  SD 36  Artesia, Cerritos, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Seal Beach, Stanton, and Westminster, and portions of the Cities of Buena Park and Garden Grove.  (714) 374-4000 
Senator Nancy Skinner  SD 07  Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Hercules, Oakland, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, and San Pablo.  (510) 286-1333 
Assemblymember Tina McKinnor  AD 61  Inglewood, Lawndale, Hawthorne, and portions of the Cities of Gardena and Los Angeles.  (310) 412-6400