Cheryl MacKelvie

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Conference News

Renowned Environmental Leader Chad Pregracke to Speak at CASA Annual Conference Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN “Hero of the Year,” will be the keynote speaker at the CASA Annual Conference in Monterey August 8-10. Chad is the founder of Living Lands and Waters, a group dedicated to river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops and other key [...]

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Legislative and Regulatory

CASA Comments on San Diego Regional Board Exfiltration Investigative Order CASA recently submitted comments to the San Diego Regional Water Board in response to a draft Investigative Order that would require the submittal of technical and monitoring reports to quantify sources and pathways of human fecal material to the San Diego River watershed. The Investigative [...]

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Other News

Help us Welcome Our New Legislative and Regulatory Analyst We are pleased to welcome new staff member Jared Voskuhl to the CASA team! Jared will serve as the Legislative and Regulatory Analyst for the association and will assist the Director of Legislative Affairs and Director of Operations with a variety of programs and projects. He [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

Register for Asset Management Workshops Asset management can play a key role in effective and efficient facility performance and work management. Learn from experts in the field about the tools and resources available to wastewater utilities, how to get started and hear successful case studies. We are offering the one-day workshops at two locations: September [...]

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CASA Conference News

How Will the 2018 Election Change the Political Landscape? Join Us in Monterey to Find Out! The November election is likely to have big impacts nationally and here in California. Everything from control of the House of Representatives to a split into “three Californias” is up for grabs.  Register for the conference to hear Axios News [...]

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Legislative and Regulatory

Big Step Forward on NPDES Permit Term Extensions One of CASA’s highest federal legislative priorities got a big boost recently when two key members of the California Congressional delegation supported extending NPDES permit terms from five years to 10 years. On June 14 Representatives John Garamendi and Alan Lowenthal sent a letter to Committee Chair [...]

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Member News

Congratulations Central San - Winner of NACWA’s Operational Excellence Award! Central Contra Costa Sanitary District is one of only 23 wastewater treatment agencies across the nation to maintain a compliance streak of at least 20 years. Since 1998, Central San has cleaned and returned more than 296 billion gallons of water to Suisun Bay. This [...]

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Save the Date Don’t miss these upcoming workshops to address a draft white paper and air quality permitting and regulatory issues for expanding existing and siting new composting facilities in California. The workshops are hosted by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association, the California Air Resources Board and CalRecycle. Workshop dates: Monday, July 23, [...]

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Voter Approved Prop 68 Provides Money for Water Recycling

California voters just approved Proposition 68, a $4 billion general obligation bond for parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply and flood protection. The bond measure includes $100 million for water recycling projects as well as additional funding for flood protection, groundwater cleanup and recharge and safe drinking water. For more information, [...]

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Microplastics Experts Presenting at Annual Conference

Plastics seem to be everywhere in the news lately — bans on single use straws, limitations on packaging materials and microplastic challenges in the aquatic environment.  CASA is sponsoring legislation (SB 1263-Portantino) that establishes a long-term strategy to address microplastics in the ocean. Two leading experts in microplastic pollution are joining us in Monterey for [...]

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