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CASA News 2/7

Winter Conference Recap What a great start to 2024! Our Winter Conference in Palm Springs was a resounding success. Together with some of the clean water sector’s best and brightest, we focused on complex challenges facing the wastewater community, looking toward the future and preparing the next generation. We kicked off the conference on Wednesday, January [...]

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State Legislative Update 2/8

California Senate Swears in New Leader On Monday, February 5th Senator Mike McGuire was sworn in as the new President pro Tempore of the California State Senate. Senator McGuire succeeds Senator Toni Atkins who is terming out of office later this year. The change in leadership was decided by the majority caucus and announced last [...]

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Member News 2/8

Welcome New CASA Members Arbuckle Public Utility District TerraVerde Energy, LLC   The Sterling Natural Resource Center Recycled its ‘First Drop’ of Water The East Valley Water District has begun operations at the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC), a state-of-the-art reclamation facility and community center that will recycle up to 8 million gallons of wastewater [...]

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In Case You Missed It 2/8

Water Sector Security Benchmarking Study Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) is conducting a Water Sector Security Benchmarking Study and invites all CASA member agencies to participate. The survey is being administered by Guidepost Solutions and covers physical security, security staffing, security technology, and other security concerns common to water and wastewater utilities. All [...]

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Upcoming Events 2/8

WELL 12th Annual Conference Registration is open for WELL's 12th Annual Statewide Conference which will be held from Friday, March 15 to Saturday, March 16, 2024, in San Jose, CA! WELL will bring together top water policy experts and practitioners to share their knowledge on California’s top water challenges and the opportunities to mitigate the impacts. By [...]

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CASA News 1/11

Happy New Year! As we bid farewell to the old and usher in the new, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. Your continued support and dedication have made CASA what it is today. Take a look back at our Year in Review Summary and Graphic [...]

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State Legislative Update 1/11

Governor Releases 2024-25 Budget Proposal Yesterday, the Governor released his 2024-25 Budget proposal. As expected, there is a significant revenue shortfall mostly attributed to volatility in high-income personal income tax revenue due to the 2023 correction in the stock market along with significantly delayed income tax receipts. On the bright side, the Governor’s Budget assumes a [...]

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Federal Updates 1/11

Office of Water Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox Stepping Down U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, Radhika Fox, has announced she will be stepping down from the position at the end of February this year. She was the first woman of color and person of Asian American descent to hold the position. During [...]

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Member News 1/11

CASA Secretary-Treasurer Tony Trembley Takes the Helm as Mayor! We are delighted to share some wonderful news: CASA Board Member, Tony Trembley, has recently been sworn in as the Mayor of Camarillo! Tony is an invaluable member of CASA, and as Camarillo welcomes him into the role of Mayor, we are confident that his commitment [...]

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In Case You Missed It 1/11

SWRCB Adopts Direct Potable Reuse Regulations On December 19th, the State Water Board made California history by granting approval for direct potable reuse regulations, also known as DPR. California’s water and wastewater associations are joining forces to celebrate this momentous achievement. United in the spirit of ‘One Water’ we are proudly working together to build [...]

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