CASA will work closely with WateReuse California to seek passage of AB 574 by Assembly Member Bill Quirk from Hayward. WateReuse California is sponsoring AB 574, which would change the definitions of different types of potable water reuse and set a deadline for the State Water Resources Control Board to complete its regulations for potable reuse for raw water augmentation. The bill is co-sponsored by the California Coastkeeper Alliance, and is an important step towards advancing water recycling in California.

The bill has been double referred to policy committees in the Assembly. It will first be heard on April 4th in the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, and if passed, will be heard later in April in the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee. CASA member agencies are encouraged to send letters of support of the bill prior to the committee hearings. CASA’s letter of support and a template support letter is available on our website.