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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 [...]

By |September 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Your 2017 Legislative Round-Up

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 [...]

By |September 4th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Mark Your Calendar

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. [...]

By |September 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on CVSan General Manager Shares Value of CASA Membership

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.

By |August 4th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Public Policy Institute of California’s Annual Survey

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 [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Advocating for our Members

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 [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Your Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Get a Jump Start on Conference Week

CASA’s 62nd Annual Conference is right around the corner. Preview the program to plan out your days. Also, consider these tips to make the most of your participation.   Take a look at the attendee list and plan your networking breaks. Get the latest legislative, regulatory and communications updates by attending committee and workgroup meetings. Find [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Get a Jump Start on Conference Week

Monterey Agency Name Change Reflects Sign of Times

If you haven’t heard, the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency is now Monterey One Water. “The agency is beginning a new era of total water management and updating the name reinforces the commitment of the Board of Directors to participating in cooperative regional water solutions,” says General Manager Paul Sciuto.

By |July 21st, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Monterey Agency Name Change Reflects Sign of Times

CASA Members Picked for WIFIA Loans

The EPA just announced its pick of 12 projects to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. CASA members San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the City of San Diego were among those chosen.   The EPA invited the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to apply for $625 for wastewater system updates. [...]

By |July 21st, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on CASA Members Picked for WIFIA Loans