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Mark Your Calendar

PPIC Event - Priorities for California's Water Thursday, October 26; 9 a.m. - 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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Water Equity Clearinghouse Now Available

The US Water Alliance recently announced the release of its Water Equity Clearinghouse. This new online database showcases innovative and promising practices in equitable water management. The clearinghouse is a companion piece to the US Water Alliance’s national briefing paper An Equitable Water Future. It provides a resource for those seeking to learn more about the [...]

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Update on Federal Legislative Water Proposals

CASA, along with other stakeholders, testified before Congress in September to provide input on several legislative proposals and promote our federal legislative priorities. As a follow-up, we recently attended a meeting with White House aides where we heard presentations from U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn and Special Assistant to [...]

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Water Professionals Appreciation Week October 7-15

The first-ever Water Professionals Appreciation Week will kick off on October 7 as part of a new annual designation intended to highlight the important role of water industry professionals and local public water agencies in ensuring safe and reliable water, wastewater, and recycled water in California.

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CASA Continues Advocacy on CalRecycle’s SB 1383 Implementation

On behalf of our members, we continue to provide recommendations on the draft concepts of CalRecycle’s regulatory language to implement SB 1383. Specifically, we’re urging CalRecycle to include biosolids in its 2014 baseline data and 2018 study. In our most recent comment letter, we offered the following recommendations to CalRecyle: Include regulatory language to establish [...]

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Advocating for Our Members

CASA Comments on SEP Policy Amendments We, along with ACWA, SCAP, BACWA and CVCWA, recently submitted comments on the proposed amendments to the Supplemental Environmental Projects policy. We’re urging the State Water Board to modify several sections of the policy. Overall, the proposed policy reflects much of the current practice for approval and oversight of [...]

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Member News

SVCW Kicks Off New Project Using Anaerobic Technology Silicon Valley Clean Water is kicking off its project to maximize water and energy generation using new anaerobic wastewater treatment technology. SVCW received a $2 million grant from the California Energy Commission to demonstrate the water recovery and energy savings provided by a Staged Anaerobic Fluidized-bed Membrane [...]

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CASA Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Water Infrastructure

On September 26, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District General Manager David W. Pedersen testified before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on behalf of CASA and ACWA. The hearing titled, “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Stakeholder Perspectives,” provided an opportunity for members of Congress to gather input from stakeholders on [...]

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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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