Cheryl MacKelvie

About Cheryl MacKelvie

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Cheryl MacKelvie has created 201 blog entries.

Mark Your Calendar

Rethink Methane Symposium Returns to Sacramento Save the date for the 2018 Rethink Methane Symposium on February 6 and 7 in Sacramento. The Symposium brings together more than 350 policymakers, clean energy advocates and industry stakeholders from across the natural gas, bioenergy, solar, wind, hydrogen and fuel cell industries. The Symposium will examine how increasing [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Mark Your Calendar

Member News

The Education Foundation Needs Your Help! Our Associate members will host their 4th annual fundraising event benefitting the CASA Education Foundation at our upcoming conference. This is your chance to help deserving students while treating yourself to a vacation in Maine, or a spa day, or one or two bottles of very fine wine. Join [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Member News

Industry News

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Seeks Information on Nutrient Removal The USEPA recently published a notice in the Federal Register to seek comments on a proposed survey of all 17,000 wastewater treatment plants in the country. The voluntary “screener” survey is the first phase of an effort to evaluate the removal of nutrients at conventional secondary [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Industry News

Legislative & Regulatory Updates

Assembly Announces New Committee Assignments On January 3, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon kicked off the 2018 legislative session by announcing new committee assignments. New appointments that could impact CASA members include: Assemblymember Ash Kalra to the Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee Assemblymember Bill Quirk to the Appropriations Committee Assemblymember Ken Cooley to the Local [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Legislative & Regulatory Updates

Top Reasons to Attend Our Conference

It’s not too late to join us at our winter conference, January 24-26, in Palm Springs. This year’s conference will help you jump start 2018 with a solid foundation to “Plan for the Best. Prepare for the Rest.” You’ll also have the opportunity to: Learn about strategies to protect your agency’s assets, respond to emergencies [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top Reasons to Attend Our Conference

Industry News

Berkeley Lab Completes Food Waste-to-Energy Study Lawrence Berkeley National Lab recently completed a study on the potential use of food waste to create energy. The study also includes an assessment of available capacity at existing wastewater and other digesters. CASA’s Greg Kester contributed to the report. Key findings estimate a potential monthly electricity generation of [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Industry News

Conference to Address Timely Wildfire Challenges

Last week, devastating fires again struck California. With the impacts of continuing drought and climate change, we can expect similar challenges in the future. Are you ready if a wildfire strikes your service area? Join your colleagues in Palm Springs January 24-26 to learn from Santa Rosa and Southern California water managers about overcoming water [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Conference to Address Timely Wildfire Challenges

Legislative & Regulatory Updates

Your Advocacy Needed to Support Advance Refunding of Municipal Bonds Both the House and Senate versions of the tax reform legislation currently in conference maintain the tax-exemption for municipal bonds. That’s the good news.  However, both bills would repeal municipal bond advance refunding. The Public Finance Network sent a letter last week asking that conferees provide [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Legislative & Regulatory Updates

Member News

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District inaugurated into the Leading Utilities of the World Congratulations to Central Contra Costa Sanitary District! The Leading Utilities of the World recently inaugurated the district into its network of 22 of the world's most forward-thinking water and wastewater utilities. Read more.   Communication Toolkit for Your 2018 Planning Are you [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Member News

Member News

Energy Commission Awards CASA member Lystek with EPIC Funding The California Energy Commission awarded Lystek a $1.5 million grant through its Electric Program Investment Charge Program. The funding will help support Lystek’s project with CASA member Goleta Sanitary District and University of California Santa Barbara to deploy an innovative and sustainable organics-to-energy system. Read more. [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Member News