Cheryl MacKelvie

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CASA Virtual Annual Conference

Don’t Miss out! The Annual Conference Registration Deadline is this Friday, August 7 Be sure to register by the end of this week for our first ever VIRTUAL Annual Conference! We are proud to offer attendees the same excellent speakers and panel presentations you have come to expect from an in-person CASA conference, all while [...]

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COVID-19 Update – 8/4

Deadline Extended on State Water Board COVID-19 Survey The State Water Board has extended the deadline to this Friday, August 7 to participate in their survey of COVID impacts on wastewater agencies. CASA worked collaboratively with the Water Board to develop this survey, which focuses on the financial impacts to local wastewater agencies. The survey responses [...]

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State Legislative Update – 8/4

Legislature Unveils New Stimulus Plan The Legislature has returned after another extended recess prompted by Coronavirus concerns, and has until August 31 to close out all remaining legislative business. Last week, a bi-cameral group of legislators unveiled details of a $100 billion stimulus plan and indicated they will work to pass the plan by the final [...]

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Federal Update – 8/4

House Passes WRDA 2020, Conference with Senate Pending The House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 (H.R. 7575) by voice vote. Upon the bill's passage, the Trump Administration issued a statement supporting many of the bill's provisions but expressing concerns over certain U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inland waterways and levees infrastructure provisions [...]

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Member News – 8/4

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Supports Wastewater Epidemiology Research Check out this article To Determine Coronavirus Prevalence, Researchers are Turning to Wastewater Data featuring the great work of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and other wastewater agencies across the nation. With the current spread of the new Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), identifying new ways to [...]

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In Case You Missed It – 8/4

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment The PPIC Statewide Survey takes a look at the perceptions, opinions, and public policy preferences of California residents. See how Californians’ views on the environment change over time and how policy could be impacted by their opinions. 2018 Wastewater User Charge Survey Report The State Water Resources Control [...]

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Regulatory Update 7/21

CASA to Comment on Revised Toxicity Provisions On July 7, the State Water Board released the revised toxicity provisions and updated staff report. The proposed toxicity provisions will establish numeric water quality objectives for both acute and chronic toxicity, and a program of implementation for dischargers to surface waters. CASA has been actively engaged in [...]

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Webinars – 7/21

CWEA & CASA Webinar Be sure to join us tomorrow, 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. This fourth CWEA-CASA webinar will feature six top utility executives from the San Francisco PUC, Regional San in [...]

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In Case You Missed It – 7/21

PPIC Interview: How Permitting Slows Ecosystem Recovery and Climate Resilience Projects California’s complex permitting process can slow efforts to restore ecosystems at a time when healthy natural systems are needed more than ever. The Public Policy Institute of California spoke with Letitia Grenier of the San Francisco Estuary Institute about how to improve the process. [...]

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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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