All workgroups are open to agency and associate members with an interest in the subject matter. Workgroups choose their own chair and vice chair.


Regulatory Workgroup

Co-Chair – Amber Baylor (SOCWA)
Co-Chair – Mitch Mysliwiec (Larry Walker Associates)

Scope and Purpose: The regulatory workgroup: (1) establishes CASA’s position on state and federal regulatory proposals that affect wastewater agencies, (2) assists in drafting comment letters and regulatory language, and (3) provides a forum for members to learn about the latest regulatory developments on biosolids, water quality, and recycled water. The workgroup is divided into two subgroups with a biosolids focus and a water focus.

Biosolids Co-Chair – Janet Samala (City of LA)
Biosolids Co-Chair – Ryan Batjiaka (SFPUC)

Water Co-Chair – Lori Schectel (Central San)
Water Co-Chair – Josh Westfall (LACSD)

Meetings: The workgroup typically meets the third Thursday of every month except August. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, half of the meetings were by teleconference with the other half occurring in-person rotating between northern and southern California. Since 2020, we have held our meetings virtually via Zoom.

Join or learn more about the water issue workgroup and/or the biosolids workgroup.

Collection Systems Workgroup

Chair – Paul Causey (Causey Consulting)
Vice Chair – Robin Morishita (Leucadia Wastewater District)

Scope and Purpose: The collection systems workgroup reviews and comments on regulatory proposals and permits relating to sewer collection systems, serves as a clearinghouse for collection system performance metrics and other data and coordinates with other associations working on collection system issues.

Meetings: Meets every other month virtually via Zoom.

Join or learn more about the collections workgroup.

Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy Workgroup (ACE)

Chair – Jackie Zipkin (EBDA)

Scope and Purpose: The air quality, climate change and energy workgroup reviews and comments on regulatory, legislative and policy proposals related to energy and climate change. The workgroup serves as a forum to discuss regulatory and policy initiatives, new technologies, funding opportunities and capital projects.

Meetings: The workgroup meets every month either in person, video conference or conference call.

Join or learn more about the air quality, climate change and energy workgroup.