Cheryl MacKelvie

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Conference Update

Expert to Talk about Crisis Communications at August Conference CASA’s Annual Conference is just a few months away! Are you registered to be there August 21-23 in San Diego? Don’t miss a full slate of topical speakers to keep your agency “ahead of the curve.” On Thursday, the afternoon session will feature Stephanie York, vice [...]

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Association News

Third-Party Reports Focus on Issue of Importance to CASA Members The Public Policy Institute of California released an article that follows its recent report on impacts of conservation and drought to wastewater systems. It emphasizes how recycled water production can be affected by reductions in water use and how demand for recycled water is growing and [...]

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Member News

El Toro Water District Announces New Board Member and General Manager Retirement General Manager Robert R. (Bob) Hill from El Toro Water District is retiring after a career spanning over four decades. As he plans his retirement in July, Hill looks back on his 45 years of dedicated service with El Toro Water District with [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

STORMS Seminar: Multivalent Stormwater Actions in an Era of Climate Change To focus on the many challenges Californians face associated with climate change, Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Stormwater will conduct a seminar Thursday, July 11, 2019. STORMS will profile nature-based solutions to amplify positive climate change outcomes. Melanie Winters and Johnathan Perisho from [...]

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Legislative Update

Ocean Discharge Legislation Dies SB 332 (Hertzberg & Wiener) was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee during the “suspense file” hearing conducted on May 16 and will not move any further. The action by the Committee was preceded by several months of substantial lobbying by CASA and other stakeholders in opposition to the bill. SB [...]

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Regulatory Update

State Water Board Hosts Workshops on Collection System General Order The State Water Board recently hosted a series of workshops to discuss proposed changes to the Sanitary Sewer System Waste Discharge Requirements. The workshops across the state were well attended by CASA member agencies and other stakeholder representatives. Presentations and takeaway slides from the workshops [...]

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Member News

Congrats Orange County Sanitation and Santa Rosa Leaders Help us give a big CASA welcome to Lan Wiborg, the recently selected Director of Environmental Services at Orange County Sanitation District! Lan comes to OCSD with more than 20 years water and wastewater utility experience. She recently served as the City of San Diego’s Deputy Public [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

Sign up Now for Innovative Technology Seminars In September 2019, CASA and CWEA will offer one-day classes on innovative technology advancements for biosolids and renewable energy and the regulations that govern them. The workshops usually sell out so please register early. Please hold the following dates: Wednesday, September 11, at S.F. Regional Water Quality Control [...]

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Legislative & Regulatory Update

2019 CASA Priority Bills: Wipes, Ocean Discharge Ban and Ocean Denitrification Several CASA priority bills will be heard this week in the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees. Due to the sizeable costs associated with the bills, they have all been moved to their respective Committee’s “Suspense Files” where the committee sends any bill with an [...]

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Member News

Hot off the Press! CASA’s Annual Salary Survey Now Available The annual CASA Salary Survey report is now available. The survey provides an unscientific snapshot with data from 40 agencies. It includes recent salaries for many employee types, a six-year trend table and other valuable information. For more information, contact Debbie Welch at dwelch@casaweb.org.   [...]

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