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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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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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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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CASA Awarded Grant to Study Biochar

CASA has received a $238,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the use of wood biochar as a wastewater filtration medium. This project will test biochar produced as a byproduct from forest biomass gasification for renewable energy production. California’s forests have experienced an unprecedented tree mortality crisis, with over 100 million trees lost [...]

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Water Board Reconvenes CEC Expert Panel

In preparation for revising the 2009 Recycled Water Policy, the State Water Board will reconvene the expert panel on constituents of emerging concern. In addition to updating their recommendations for CEC monitoring for landscape irrigation and groundwater recharge, the panel will be asked to weigh in on surface water augmentation with recycled water and antibiotic [...]

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CASA Joins Broad Coalition in Support of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

CASA is one of over 150 vehicle fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers, and associations who have urged Governor Brown and legislative leaders to retain the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). In a letter sent May 11, the coalition expressed strong support for the standard, which will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuels [...]

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Spread the Word About Water Careers

CA Water Jobs has released new resources for recruiting and sharing opportunities for careers in the water sector. Take a look at the career video interviews and the new resources, including social media graphics and hashtags. CASA is a sponsor of the CA Water Jobs website hosted by the California Water Environment Association. Over the past [...]

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Registration Now Open for CASA Annual Conference

Conference registration and hotel reservations are now open for the 62nd CASA Annual Conference. Check out our event page for hotel information and registration. Preliminary program information coming soon. *CSRMA participants please note the training seminar will be on Tuesday this year.

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