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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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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.

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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. [...]

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Approval of Dues Coming Up

We're happy to share there are no proposed increases for 2018. We will ask members to approve the 2018 dues at the current levels during the annual business meeting on August 23.

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Award Spotlight

Congratulations to CASA Associate member Lystek who is the recipient of the Water Technology  Company of the Year Award! Read more.

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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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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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