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Member News 7/21

Regional San Rebrands its Large Recycled Water Project Harvest Water Press Release_Final Draft UpdatedCongratulations to Regional San, which just completed a rebranding effort on a project now known as “Harvest Water”. “With our new branding in place, Regional San is well positioned to deliver simple, meaningful and credible messaging to local farmers and our program [...]

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Federal Update – 7/21

House Committee Advances WRDA 2020 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure introduced the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) (H.R. 7575). The bipartisan bill authorizes studies and construction of water resources development projects in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), including the construction of all 34 pending USACE Chief's Reports [...]

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COVID-19 Update 7-21

CASA Partners with State Water Board on COVID-19 Survey The State Water Resources Control Board has released a survey related to the effects felt by local agencies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. CASA worked collaboratively with the Water Board to develop this survey, which focuses on the financial impacts to local wastewater agencies. [...]

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CASA News 7-21

LIVE Interactive Features at CASA’s Virtual Annual Conference It can’t all be fun and games… but some of it should be! Join us during CASA’s first virtual Annual Conference on August 12-13, 2020 for a variety of live content, prerecorded presentations, and interactive features including lunchtime trivia and virtual roundtables. That’s right, the ever-popular roundtable [...]

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CASA News 7-8

Communications Expert Cassandra Walker Pye to Speak at CASA’s Virtual Annual Conference We are excited to announce that Cassandra Walker Pye will present at our first virtual Annual Conference “Meeting the Moment,” set for August 12-13, 2020. Cassandra is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lucas Public Affairs, and for 35 years she [...]

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COVID-19 Update

NACWA Releases Paper for Clean Water Utilities Considering Epidemiological Surveillance of Wastewater NACWA has released a new document that outlines various key considerations from agencies across the country already engaged in wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) surveillance for COVID-19. This document is a compilation of ideas and “lessons learned,” and serves as a resource for clean water utilities that [...]

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State Legislative Update – 7/8

Wipes Legislation Moves Forward! CASA Member Agencies Encouraged to Send Support Letters CASA’s sponsored legislation on wet wipe labeling, AB 1672, was amended Wednesday, July 1, 2020, and will likely be heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on July 21st. Letters of support are due to the committee as soon as possible and should be submitted [...]

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Federal Update – 7/8

House Passes Major Infrastructure Bill (H.R. 2) On a partisan vote of 233 – 188, the House passed the Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2 on July 1.  H.R. 2 is an expansive investment package, delivering a total of $1.5 trillion in federal funding to support diverse infrastructure sectors across the U.S., including the wastewater sector. [...]

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Member News – 7/8

Salary Survey Results Now Available! Results are in on the 2020 CASA Salary and Benefits Survey. The survey provides valuable information for our members and is very helpful when conducting a salary classification and review. If you’re interested in the 2020 salary and benefits survey results, please contact Debbie Welch. A big thank you to Monterey One [...]

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Webinars – 7/8

CWEA & CASA Webinar Be sure to hold the date and join us on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 11:00am to 12:30pm (PT) for a joint webinar with the California Water Environment Association (CWEA), Overcoming O&M Challenges to Maintain Essential Services. Keep an eye out for more details to come.   NEBRA PFAS & Biosolids/Residuals [...]

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