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