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News – 10.6

The Cost of Wipes on America’s Clean Water Utilities NACWA has released the long-awaited nationwide study on The Cost of Wipes on America’s Clean Water Utilities. CASA collaborated with NACWA and other water associations to produce this report which provides an estimate of the increased operating costs for utilities nationwide, with costs also estimated for [...]

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Member News – 10.6

Deadline Extended for the Awards of Excellence Have you heard? We have extended the deadline to apply for CASA’s 2020 Awards of Excellence to Friday, October 30, 2020. CASA seeks to recognize members who provide essential public services and go above and beyond to protect public health and the environment. All member agencies and associates [...]

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In Case You Missed It – 10.6

Sewershed Protection Article in Science The latest issue of Science features an article which highlights the intersection of urban reuse projects and industrial discharges to renew the call for protection of sewersheds. You may review the article online here, but a key takeaway is, “Regulations for sewershed protection must take into account the potential risks that chemicals in the [...]

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Webinars – 10.6

Wastewater Consolidation and Funding Webinar Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:30am to 11:30am the Central Valley Clean Water Association is hosting a webinar: Wastewater Consolidation and Funding Webinar. In 2018, Governor Brown signed SB 1215 into law, establishing funding and the regulatory framework for a statewide program to facilitate the consolidation of inadequate onsite [...]

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Federal Update

Congress Returns With Packed September Legislative Schedule After taking the month of August off, Congress has returned to Washington D.C. with a packed legislative to-do list. At the top of the list are striking a deal on a coronavirus relief package and passing a Continuing Resolution (CR) ahead of the start of the new fiscal [...]

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State Legislative Update

Employment Related COVID Bills Signed by Governor On Thursday, September 17, Governor Newsom signed two COVID related employment bills that likely will impact all wastewater agencies. AB 685 (Reyes) requires that starting January 1, 2021, employers must issue notifications of potential COVID exposures to any workers exposed to an employee that has tested positive or [...]

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CASA Seeking Legislative & Regulatory Analyst CASA recently initiated the recruitment process for a new Legislative & Regulatory Analyst. This position will assist in implementing the Association’s state legislative and regulatory program; research, monitor, and analyze legislation and regulatory issues affecting Association members; and provide staff support to the State Legislative Committee and Regulatory Work [...]

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Member News

Grand Opening of Las Virgenes Triunfo Pure Water Project Demonstration Facility Congratulations to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and the Triunfo Water and Sanitation District on their virtual ribbon cutting and the official opening of the Pure Water Las Virgenes – Triunfo Demonstration Facility on Friday, September, 11! This project will take recycled water [...]

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The Danish Trade Council: Chicago Water Week Digester Optimization and Biogas Utilization On Monday, September 28, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am, the Danish Trade Council is hosting a webinar as part of Chicago Water Week: Exploit the full WWTP potential: Digester Optimization & Biogas Utilization. Wastewater agencies updating their existing facilities have a great [...]

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COVID-19 Updates

State Water Board Survey Results Over the summer, CASA and the State Water Board collaborated on developing a survey to gain a better understanding of how COVID-19 has affected the budget and operations of collection systems and wastewater treatment facilities. The State Water Board released the survey in July and provided an initial synopsis on [...]

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