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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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CASA Award of Excellence Entries Due this Week Acknowledge your team’s hard work! Apply for a CASA Award of Excellence by Sunday, May 19!  We invite agency and associate members to apply together or separately in four categories: 1. Innovation and Resilience 2. Organizational Excellence 3. Outstanding Capital Project 4. Public Outreach and Education Information, [...]

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Member Spotlight

Ben Muñoz, Jr. General Manager, Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District  How would you describe your job in a very simple, straightforward way? Five words:  Challenging, stimulating, demanding, satisfying and rewarding. What attracted you to this type of work? I was attracted to this work because of the opportunity presented to make a difference as a General [...]

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Legislative & Regulatory Update

Wipes Clog Pipes Keeps Moving: CASA’s Wipes Legislation Passes Another Committee AB 1672 (Bloom), CASA’s sponsored legislation on labeling non-flushable and flushable wipes, was heard by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on April 22. The bill passed by a vote of 9 to 2. The bill previously passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee [...]

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Member News

Former President of the West County Wastewater District Board of Directors Passes Away Leonard R. McNeil, also known as “Mac,” passed away earlier this month. McNeil was a retired Political Science Professor at Contra Costa College and had been a District Board Member since 2014. He served on numerous committees throughout his tenure. He was extremely proud [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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