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Meet Lori Schectel: Water Industry Expert and Photographer Extraordinaire   Lori Schectel is the Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Division Manager for the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District. She has been working in the water/wastewater industry for over 16 years. When asked what attracted her to water industry work, Schectel said “Water at its basic level [...]

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Conference Update

One Week and Counting until the Annual Conference! The hotel room block is officially full, but there is still time to register for the Annual Conference. Check out the final program and see who among your clean water colleagues is currently registered to attend. Just added! Senator Ben Hueso will speak on Friday. Senator Hueso [...]

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Federal Update

Did someone say drought resilience? Federal Officials Announce Supporting Long-term Priority Actions Senior administration officials recently participated in the Second National Drought Forum where they released the 2019 Priority Actions Supporting Long-Term Drought Resilience for water districts across the nation. The document outlines key ways in which federal agencies support state, tribal and local efforts [...]

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Member News

Congratulations CVSD for 80 years of Excellent Service! On August 6, the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors and staff celebrated the agency’s 80th anniversary with a proclamation ceremony. CASA’s Executive Director was among those who spoke, acknowledging our founding member’s customer service, safety record and important role in protecting San Francisco Bay. Congratulations, [...]

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Regulatory Update

Revised Toxicity Provisions from the State Water Board Are Here The State Water Board recently released a revised draft of the proposed toxicity provisions as well as a notice of staff workshops. The intent of the provisions is to set statewide water quality objectives for both acute and chronic toxicity and establish an implementation program. [...]

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CASA News

State Water Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel to Address Annual Conference State Water Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel will be addressing attendees at the CASA Annual Conference on Friday, August 23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Esquivel was appointed to the State Water Board in March 2017 and designated by Governor Gavin Newsom as [...]

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Federal Update

Permit Terms Legislation Continues Making Great Strides Federal legislation to extend National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit terms to up to 10 years continues to gain support in Congress. HR 1764, introduced by Representative John Garamendi, is co-sponsored by eight Democratic co-sponsors and supported by Republican committee staff and members. The growing levels of national [...]

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Member News

CASA Board Member Grace Hyde Retires Grace Hyde, Chief Engineer and General Manager of Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, retired Friday, July 26 after 36 years of service. We wish Grace a happy retirement! Grace is a current CASA Board Member and has contributed greatly to CASA over the years. The new General Manager is [...]

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Calendar

FREE Webinar to Prepare for Power Shutoffs The Association of California Water Agencies is hosting a free online webinar on August 9 from noon to 1 p.m. The focus is on actions that water agencies can take to prepare for and mitigate impacts to services resulting from electric utility de-energization, though these same types of [...]

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Association News

Announcing CASA’s New Executive Director! We are excited to announce the selection of CASA’s new Executive Director! Following an open process, the Board of Directors was pleased to select Adam Link, CASA’s current Director of Operations. Adam will assume the role in January upon Bobbi Larson’s retirement. CASA’s President Traci Minamide noted, “This is a [...]

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