Cheryl MacKelvie

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Federal Update 2/23

Water Infrastructure Legislation Introduced in the House Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA) has reintroduced legislation to increase the funding authorization for the popular Title XVI Program. Entitled the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act (H.R. 1015), the bill increases the authorization level for the program to $500 million from the current level of $50 million, and [...]

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Creative Corner 2/23

Wipes Clog Pipes Logo Goes Mobile! With the onset of COVID-19 and dramatic increase in the use of wipes for disinfecting surfaces, the West Valley Sanitation District wanted to get the word out to their constituents that only toilet paper goes down the toilet. As with many wastewater collection systems and wastewater treatment facilities, “disposable” [...]

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Member News 2/23

LASAN’s Director and General Manager to speak at Global Water Intelligence Session LA Sanitation & Environment’s (LASAN) Director and General Manager, Enrique Zaldivar, will be speaking at Global Water Intelligence's virtual session "Accelerating Macro Solutions in Los Angeles" this Thursday, February 25 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Be sure to register today to learn more about [...]

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In Case You Missed It 2/23

Bioenergy and Jobs Fact Sheet A new fact sheet on bioenergy and jobs was developed by Gladstein Neandross & Associates for the Bioenergy Association of California (BAC) and the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership. The fact sheet and further information is posted on BAC’s website here. Coronavirus Variant is Turning up in U.S. Wastewater A hyper-transmissible form of [...]

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Webinars and Workshops 2/23

Workshop: Wastewater Resource Recovery - Challenges and Opportunities from a Danish and Californian Perspective At the moment, wastewater resource recovery facilities face a range of optimization challenges, increasing demands for resource recovery, and a new perspective to rethink old practices in general. On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, this workshop aims to provide an insight into the [...]

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CASA News 2/9

Virtual Winter Conference Recap Thank you to all the attendees, speakers, members, and staff who joined us in making this year's virtual 2021 Winter Conference a success! The two-day event was well attended with nearly 250 registrants and several preeminent speakers who shared insights on the future of work, the neuroscience behind communication in water, [...]

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State Legislative Update 2/9

Senator Hertzberg Introduces SB 273 On Febuary 1, 2021, Senator Hertzberg introduced CASA sponsored legislation Senate Bill (SB) 273. Similar to SB 1052, which CASA sponsored last session, this bill will authorize wastewater agencies to voluntarily enter into agreements with stormwater management facilities in order to manage stormwater. We look forward to partnering with Senator [...]

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Federal Update 2/9

Congressional Update: Reconciliation, Power Sharing Agreement, & Committee Assignments The Biden Administration and congressional Democrats have moved forward and approved the budgetary framework, known as Reconciliation, that will ultimately produce a federal spending relief package that may amount to the $1.9 trillion mark sought in the American Rescue Plan. Approval of the measure allows congressional committees [...]

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Member News 2/9

CASA Awards of Excellence 2020 Thank you to all who submitted an application for the 2020 Awards of Excellence, the competition was as fierce as ever! We are excited to share the 2020 CASA Awards of Excellence recipients: Outstanding Capital Project East Bay Municipal Utility District Primary Sedimentation Tanks and Channel Rehabilitation – Phase 5 [...]

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In Case You Missed It 2/9

NACWA and AMWA Launch Affordable Water, Resilient Communities Campaign The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) launched a joint Affordable Water, Resilient Communities campaign to highlight the critical role of water utilities in their communities and the nation and the need for increased federal investment in water infrastructure. Timed to [...]

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