CASA’s team, with our members’ support, is off to a great start with several recent legislative wins. Here are a few highlights of several bills we influenced and advocacy advancements we’ve made over the past few weeks. Bills We Opposed SB 831 (Wieckowski), SB 1469 (Skinner) and AB 2890 (Ting and Skinner): All three bills [...]
The State Water Board intends to revise the Sanitary Sewer System Waste Discharge Requirements, the primary regulation governing collection systems in California. Although no specific revisions have been released, we, in coordination with the Bay Area of Clean Water Agencies and the Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works, submitted a series of preliminary [...]
CASA submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board objecting to several proposed changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program. We also testified before the Board at its April 27 meeting. As a result of our advocacy, Air Board staff have already indicated they will address one of our key concerns. Under the draft, [...]
New Jersey lawmakers are working to pass legislation that would require non-flushable disposable wipes to be labeled “Do Not Flush.” The bill is now in a New Jersey Senate Committee. We will keep a close eye on this legislation as it aligns with our nonflushables campaign. Read more about the New Jersey bill.
OCSD and OCWD Recognized for Recycled Water Project & Campaign The Orange County Sanitation District and Orange County Water District recently received the Grand Prize for environmental communications from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. The agencies were recognized for their outreach efforts on the Groundwater Replenishment System Bottled Water Campaign. The GWRS [...]
2018 Special Districts Legislative Days: May 22-23 As a partner of the 2018 Special Districts Legislative Days, we encourage you to join this dynamic two-day conference at the Sacramento Convention Center. This is your opportunity to gain an edge on policy changes impacting your agency and exchange ideas with California’s top decision-makers. Register here.
New Member We're pleased to announce that Idyllwild Water District has joined CASA. General Manager Jack Hoagland is a past president and past board member. Please join us in welcoming Idyllwild Water District. Membership Recruitment Coordinator We’re pleased to announce CASA past president Steve Hogg recently joined us as a consultant to coordinate membership recruitment. Steve [...]
California State Water Control Board to Host DPR Workshops The State Water Resources Control Board will host public workshops April 23 in Oakland and April 26 in Los Angeles. Each workshop will focus on receiving public input regarding a proposed framework to regulate direct potable reuse in California. Read more. WEF Webinar on How to Win [...]
CASA to Comment on SRF Intended Use Plan The State Water Board recently released a proposed Intended Use Plan to set the funding priority and processes for clean water projects in fiscal year 2018/19. The plan includes several significant changes to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. We will comment on the changes by [...]
More than 40 CASA and WateReuse CA members joined our joint Public Policy Forum last week. Participants heard from Assembly member Anna Caballero about water conservation legislation and its relationship to recycled water. They also heard from Assembly committee consultants about their insights and advice for effective advocacy. Following the morning presentations, participants joined CASA [...]