Cheryl MacKelvie

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  WaterReuse Hosted Webcast: The Next Big Thing in Bioanalytical Screen Tools In partnership with the Southern California Costal Water Research Project Authority, WaterReuse is offering a webcast on May 15.  The webcast will focus on bioanalytical screening tools for recycled water. Bioanalytical screening tools have the potential to become the trusted source for monitoring [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Mark Your Calendar

Legislative Update

CASA’s Wipes Legislation Moves Through First Committee! AB 1672 (Bloom), CASA’s sponsored legislation on labeling non-flushable and flushable wipes, was heard by the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on April 9. The legislation, which included CASA supported amendments that strengthened the bill, passed with a vote of six to three. Thank you to all [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Legislative Update

Upcoming Events

New Report: Wastewater Management in a Changing Climate On April 22, the Public Policy Institute of California will be releasing their new research report Managing Wastewater in a Changing Climate. It focuses on the impact of climate change and water scarcity on wastewater agencies. It will highlight factors that can influence the methods used to [...]

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Member News

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Receives Excellence Award in Budgeting The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside received the Excellence Award in Budgeting for its 2018/19 fiscal year operating budget from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers. The GFOA award recognizes agencies whose budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device. SAM is the [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

Help Celebrate Earth Day Monday, April 22 The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has published its annual Earth Day events calendar to help Californians take action toward a more sustainable future. On Earth Day and throughout April and May, local events ranging from family-friendly activities to community service projects and cleanups give every Californian [...]

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Member Spotlight

Hala Titus, P.E., BCEE Vice President/Director West Pacific Region, CDM Smith How would you describe your job? As a vice president and the sales director for the West Pacific Region, I drive the sales strategy and develop the associated investment plans.  I monitor performance of our projects to deliver high quality projects on budget and [...]

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Member News

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Announces New General Manager IEUA has announced the hiring of General Manager Shivaji Deshmukh. The 19-year water industry veteran will join IEUA as the Agency's 18 general manager. Deshmukh comes to IEUA from West Basin Municipal Water District, where he served as Assistant General Manager since 2010.   Los Angeles County [...]

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Legislative Update

Opportunity to Support Permit Terms Legislation The National Water Policy Fly-In, hosted by NACWA and WEF, takes place April 3-4. This annual event, as part of Water Week, is designed to allow utility leaders to visit elected officials to educate them about important issues facing the water and wastewater community. We encourage CASA agencies attending this [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Legislative Update

Mark Your Calendar

CASA Awards Deadline Approaching CASA seeks to recognize members who provide essential public services and go above and beyond to protect public health and the environment. Member agencies and associates are invited to submit an Award of Excellence application by May 17. More information about the award criteria and categories is available on the website. Award [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Mark Your Calendar

State Legislative Update

CASA Sponsoring AB 1672 (Bloom) to Address Wipes Labeling CASA’s sponsored bill related to labeling single use wet wipes is now in print! Author Assembly Member Richard Bloom has a proven track record on consumer protection and environmental legislative issues. View the full text of the bill. The bill was introduced as a spot bill in [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on State Legislative Update