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Mark Your Calendar

PPIC Event – Priorities for California’s Water Thursday, October 26; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento Join PPIC Water Policy Center researchers and a diverse group of experts for a thought-provoking discussion about policy priorities for the coming water year. This conference looks at issues that are front and center for managing [...]

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Member News

IEUA Announces New General Manager The Inland Empire Utilities Agency will welcome Halla Razak as its new general manager starting December 1. She currently serves as the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department Director where she helped lead initiatives for Pure Water San Diego. She replaces Joe Grindstaff who is retiring after almost five [...]

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Advocating for Our Members

CASA Weighs in on Surface Water Augmentation Draft Regulations Alongside WateReuse California, we recently submitted joint comments to the State Water Board on the surface water augmentation draft regulations. We voiced our support for the proposed regulations to allow placing highly treated recycled water in drinking water reservoirs. Surface water augmentation projects, implemented through these [...]

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Your 2017 Legislative Round-Up

We work year-round to serve as the leading voice for our members and public wastewater agencies on regulatory, legislative and legal issues. With the legislative session ending Friday, here’s a recap of the priority legislation we followed and helped shape on the state level. The bills are now on Governor Brown’s desk for consideration. The [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

Register Today for Our Innovative Technology Seminars Registration for the CASA/CWEA Biosolids and Renewable Energy Technology seminars is now open. Join us November 14 in Berkeley or November 15 in Irvine to hear from academic and technology researchers. You’ll learn about the resource recovery technologies and alternatives of the future. Register online by October 27 [...]

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CVSan General Manager Shares Value of CASA Membership

We’re thankful to our members! Their support enables our work to influence California’s clean water future. If you’re not a CASA member, we invite you to join as together we are stronger. Not sure about the value of membership? Here are a few words from CASA member Roland Williams, general manager of Castro Valley-based CVSan. [...]

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Flushability Standards Published for Public Comment

The International Water Services Flushability Group recently published a draft flushability standard for public comment by September 1. The draft flushability standard proposes the standards for items that should and should not be flushed down the toilet. IWSFG is an international group of wastewater utilities and associations that represent the utilities. The members share a [...]

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Public Policy Institute of California’s Annual Survey

Findings from the annual Public Policy Institute of California’s annual Californians and the Environment survey are in. Overall, the survey found broad consensus in favor of California’s climate change policies. 67 percent of Californians are in favor of desalination plants. 52 percent say they are happy with their local government’s water conservation efforts. Read more.

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Advocating for our Members

CASA and ACWA to Testify at Congressional Hearing We accepted an invitation to testify before the Water Resources Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on September 26. CASA and the Association of California Water Agencies will submit joint written testimony advocating for water and wastewater agencies. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District General Manager [...]

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Your Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Legislature to Recognize Water Professional’s Week We are among the many water associations to support Senate Concurrent Resolution 80, authored by Senator Bill Dodd. The resolution will formally declare the first week of October “Water Professionals Appreciation Week.” Stay tuned for promotional resources to come. SCR 80 emphasizes the importance of California’s water and wastewater [...]

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