All workgroups are open to agency and associate members with an interest in the subject matter. Workgroups choose their own chair and vice chair.
Collection Systems Workgroup
Chair – Paul Eldredge
Vice Chair – Lisa Arroyo
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: The workgroup meets every other month via teleconference. 2018 Meeting Schedule
Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy Workgroup
Chair – Jackie Zipkin
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.
Co-Chair – Amber Baylor
Co-Chair – Mitch Mysliwiec
Scope and Purpose: The regulatory workgroup establishes CASA’s position on state and federal regulatory proposals that affect wastewater agencies, assists in drafting comment letters and regulatory language and 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 sub groups with a biosolids focus and a water focus.
Meetings: The workgroup typically meets the third Thursday of every month except August. Half the meetings are by teleconference with the other half occurring in-person rotating between northern and southern California.
Science and Research Workgroup
Chair – Manon Fisher
Scope and Purpose: The workgroup connects wastewater sector partners with shared objectives to broad national and local academic institutions and research organizations. Its primary purpose is to advance California’s wastewater knowledge and research needs to better protect public health and the environment.
Meetings: The workgroup meets quarterly via teleconference. Focused group meetings on high priority research topics meet more frequently.