Bay Area Shoreline and Waterway Displays
In early July, CASA was invited to sponsor a message about wastewater on a set of more than 50 outdoor shoreline and waterway displays maps for the Bay Area. The displays have a sustainability theme, and also highlight activities and things to do near the waterfront. The Bay Area Pollution Prevention Group (BAPPG) agreed to co-sponsor the displays along with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the City of Palo Alto, and West County Wastewater. In conjunction with the other sponsors, we developed the following messaging to place on each of the maps:
Wastewater and sanitation agencies are staffed 24/7/365 to ensure that customers receive safe and reliable wastewater services. Rain or shine. This protects our local watersheds and ensures that the water that flows into our creeks, rivers, basins, the San Francisco Bay and ultimately the ocean, is clean and healthy to support marine life, people, and recreational uses. There are many things you can do to help our watersheds, too!
Don’t flush unused medications – find a collection location near you.
Avoid sewer backups – keep fats, oils and grease out of the kitchen drain.
So-called flushable wipes don’t break down like toilet paper – only the 3 Ps down the toilet – poop, (toilet) paper and pee!
CASA is proud to promote the clean water community’s efforts in achieving environmental sustainability and the protection of public health. If you see one of the 62 displays along the waterfront, be sure to snap a picture and tag us on social media! Twitter- @CASA_CleanWater Facebook- @CASACleanWater.
Apply to Join CASA’s Program Committee!
Are you someone who enjoys planning and attending conferences and events? We’ve got just the group for you! CASA’s program committee is searching for one more member who is interested in assisting CASA staff in planning the program themes, focus, content, and speakers for CASA’s two major conferences held in January and August. This appointment would be for the remainder a two-year term position that meets via teleconference or zoom approximately four times a year. Apply today by emailing Adam Link at email@example.com with your name, agency, and brief description of why you are interested in participating.
Participating in CASA’s Committees is an excellent way to contribute to the clean water community and get the most out of your agency’s CASA membership. Most CASA Committee seats are two-year terms, but some committees may have openings throughout the year. If you are interested in subscribing to any of the Committee LISTSERVs or learning more about our various committees, please send Cheryl MacKelvie your email at firstname.lastname@example.org and identify the committee you are interested in. Below you can find a brief description of each Committee:
- Associates Committee– The associates committee provides a forum for associate (private sector) members to network, learn about new technologies and capital projects, discuss issues of interest and assist CASA with special projects.
- Attorneys Committee– The attorneys committee provides a forum for discussion of legal issues and an opportunity for continuing education for members of the local wastewater agency bar. The committee approves CASA’s participation as a friend of the court in litigation and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding participation in litigation as a party. The committee also provides input to the state and federal legislative committees on measures that require legal expertise.
- Communications Committee– The committee assists CASA in its mission to provide excellent service to its members in the areas of education, outreach and public information. The committee draws on its expertise in communications and public relations to directly and indirectly support CASA members through preparation of toolkits and materials, hosting workshops, presentations at conferences, coaching on best practices and development of strategies and information campaigns.
- Federal Legislative Committee– The federal legislative committee establishes CASA’s position on proposed federal legislation and executive branch policies. The committee also assists in planning the program for the annual Washington D.C. policy forum and collaborates with other associations on the development of federal policy proposals.
- Program Committee– The program committee assists in planning the program themes, focus, content, and speakers for CASA’s two major conferences held in January and August.
- State Legislative Committee– The state legislative committee establishes the association’s position on proposed state legislation and ballot measures and assists in the development of annual public policy priorities and sponsored legislation.