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CASA News 4/6

Honoring the Best! CASA’s Award of Excellence annually honors our members' community outreach, education, innovation, organizational strategies and capital projects. Your organization works hard to do what's right for California, and we want to recognize your  accomplishments. The award symbolizes the incredible work being done by water professionals across the state, while strengthening the drive [...]

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CASA’s Ask the Experts Webinar Series 4/6

Virtual State Legislative “Day in the District” Join us next Thursday, April 14, as we continue our “Ask the Experts” webinar series with a Virtual State Legislative “Day in the District.” Don’t miss this opportunity to get briefed on key issues coming before the Legislature this year that could impact local water and wastewater agencies in significant [...]

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Federal Update 4/6

“Do Not Flush” Labeling Bill Introduced in Senate CASA is pleased to share that Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have introduced the WIPPES Act (S. 3956). S.3956 is the Senate companion to the House WIPPES Act (HR 4602). CASA has been working with the Senate offices on the legislation to secure support [...]

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In Case You Missed It 4/6

Recording Now Available: Insights on State and Federal Funding Opportunities for Wastewater Agencies The recording for CASA’s webinar, Insights on State and Federal Funding Opportunities for Wastewater Agencies, is now available. Identifying and successfully obtaining infrastructure funding is consistently identified as one of the highest priorities for CASA member agencies. This workshop covered a wide [...]

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Member News 4/6

Pure Water Oceanside Ribbon Cutting More than 200 water/wastewater industry leaders gathered on March 22, 2022 at the Pure Water Oceanside ribbon cutting to celebrate the first potable water reuse project in operation in the San Diego county region. Pure Water Oceanside will purify recycled wastewater to create a new, local source of high-quality drinking [...]

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Events and Webinars 4/6

Q&A Session – Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) is hosting a Q&A session this Thursday, April 7, from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). CSD encourages you to attend the session if you have not yet [...]

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CASA News 3/17

In Memoriam We are deeply saddened to inform the CASA membership of the passing of our Board Member and friend, David T. Cárdenas who passed unexpectedly on Friday, March 11 of a heart attack. Director Cárdenas’s presence, love for his community, and dedication to helping others will be greatly missed. David was a pillar not [...]

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CASA’s Ask the Experts Webinar Series 3/17

Insights on State and Federal Funding Opportunities for Wastewater Agencies March 29, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 am Registration Link Successfully obtaining infrastructure funding is consistently identified as one of the highest priorities for CASA member agencies. This workshop will explore a wide range of federal funding opportunities with Central Coast Regional Board Member and Dudek regional project manager, Jane Gray. [...]

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State Legislative Update 3/17

2022 Legislative Session Heats Up The CASA State Legislative Committee met on Friday, March 11th to discuss and take positions on high priority bills that are now moving through the 2022 Legislative Session. A bill list with CASA’s adopted positions is now available. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for opportunities for your agency to [...]

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Federal Update 3/17

Congress Passes FY2022 Omnibus Package After months of stalemate between congressional appropriators to agree to fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations, Congress passed an omnibus package (HR 2471) that combines all twelve spending bills. Totaling $1.5 trillion in discretionary spending, the package provides $730 billion in non-defense spending and $782 billion in defense spending. Summaries of [...]

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