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SRF Workshops Begin This Week

The State Water Board is hosting three workshops to discuss the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) policy and prioritization. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to brainstorm and discuss with staff the future direction of the SRF including prioritization criteria, process changes and financial capacity of the program. The first workshop is set for June [...]

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Research Conference Presentations Available

The presentations from the successful W3170 meeting are now available on our website. The 3-day event held in Los Angeles June 11-13 was well attended by both researchers and CASA members. An abundance of great information was shared and connections made between the research community and the wastewater sector. A big thank you to LASAN [...]

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Save the Date: CASA/CWEA Innovative Technology Seminars

The popular innovative technology seminars are back! Join your colleagues to learn the latest in energy efficiency, bioenergy, biosolids and odor control.  The seminars will be held at two locations:  November 14, HS Lordships, Berkeley and November 15, UC Irvine. Mark your calendar! Registration will open soon.

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Annual Conference to Feature Kevin Faulconer

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, dubbed by the Atlantic as "the great urban hope of the Republican Party" is among the strong speaker lineup for the CASA Annual Conference, August 22 through 24, 2017 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis. Mayor Faulconer will highlight his vision for "One San Diego," a unified city with an [...]

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CASA Welcomes Two New Directors

Roland Williams of Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) and Marco Palilla of HDR are the two newest members of the CASA Board of Directors.  Roland, the General Manager of CVSan, was appointed June 12, 2017 to fill a vacancy and will serve the remainder of the term through August 2018.  Marco, an Associate Vice President [...]

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CASA Members Seek Infrastructure Dollars

Seven CASA member agencies were among those submitting letters of interest for funding under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). This new federal loan and guarantee program that aims to accelerate investment water by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental credit assistance for regionally and nationally significant projects. USEPA is now evaluating project eligibility, credit [...]

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Higher Discharge Permit Fees Expected

Water Board staff will propose higher annual fees for wastewater discharge permits in FY 2018. NPDES fees will increase by approximately 8% and waste discharge fees (for land dischargers) by 6%. Stakeholders were briefed June 8 regarding the fund status, the program changes and cost drivers. Water Board staff noted that fees for NPDES and [...]

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Bills of Interest Still Moving Midway Through the Session

Friday, June 2 was the official halfway point in the 2017 legislative session and the deadline for all bills introduced this year to be passed to the second house. The week preceding the deadline was extremely busy with both houses scrambling to pass the remaining bills, while concurrently attempting to wrap up final budget negotiations [...]

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Annual Conference to Feature Water Board Member Joaquin Esquivel

Water Board Member Joaquin Esquivel will speak during the closing session of CASA’s Annual Conference in San Diego, August 22-24, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Mr. Esquivel to a four-year term on the Board this spring.   He previously served in the California Resources Agency and worked for U.S. Senator Barbara [...]

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Water Recycling Legislation Moves Forward

Friday, May 26th was the fiscal committee deadline for bills to be passed from the Appropriations Committees in both houses.  The Senate and Assembly held their notorious “suspense file” hearings on Thursday and Friday to decide which of the hundreds of bills being considered for their fiscal impacts would move forward and which would be [...]

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