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Happy Holidays

Giving Thanks With the holiday season approaching, CASA staff has been reflecting on the past year, and while 2020 did not turn out quite the way we anticipated, we are left in awe of all our CASA members. The wastewater sector truly shined in a time of despair, from being deemed essential workers and continuing [...]

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CASA News 11-24

Help us Welcome Alma Musvosvi to the CASA Family! We are pleased to welcome new staff member Alma Musvosvi to the CASA family! Alma will serve as Legislative and Regulatory Analyst for the association, filling the vacancy created when Jared Voskuhl was promoted to Manager of Regulatory Affairs.  In this position, Alma will support both [...]

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Federal Update 11-24

Senate Appropriators Release FY2021 Spending Bills The Senate Committee on Appropriations has released the text of its spending bills for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The 2021 fiscal year officially started on October 1, however, on October 1, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government at current FY2020 spending levels through December [...]

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Regulatory Update 11-24

Proposed COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Cal OSHA is advancing emergency regulations to address COVID-19 in the workplace including at public agencies, such as wastewater treatment plants. The rules were unanimously approved by the Cal OSHA Standards Board on November 19th and now go to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for final approval. OAL has 10 days to [...]

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Creative Corner 11-24

Let’s Talk FOG It’s no secret that this time of the year often leads to a large uptick in fat, oil, and grease (FOG) related clogs. This holiday season don’t be afraid to get creative on your social media sites to encourage customers to properly dispose of their FOG! Click on these agencys' posts for [...]

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Member News 11-24

VVWRA and Anaergia Partner to Construct Renewable Energy Facility  The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) and Anaergia Services have partnered with investing firm North Sky Capital to begin construction of a renewable natural gas facility at VVWRA in San Bernardino County. “The Public Private Partnership (P3) involving VVWRA, Anaergia and North Sky demonstrates a [...]

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In Case You Missed It 11-24

Change in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund 2020-21 Intended Use Plan Cutoff Score We are pleased to share the following from the State Water Resources Control Board: At its June 16, 2020 meeting, the State Water Board adopted the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) 2020-21 Intended Use Plan (IUP). The Board established the [...]

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Webinars 11-24

CWEA/CASA COVID-19 Update Join us as we continue our COVID-19 webinar series on December 15, 2020 at 10:30 am. For the last eight months, CASA and CWEA have hosted a series of joint webinars focusing primarily on COVID-19 related issues. We will continue that series through the end of the year, focusing on wastewater based [...]

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Election Coverage 11-4

CASA Connects Special Edition Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox next week for a special edition of CASA Connects focused on the 2020 General Election results from CASA’s State and Federal Legislative Advocates. We will provide in-depth coverage of state and federal election results, statewide ballot proposition outcomes, and what to expect [...]

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Federal Update 11-4

Modernizing Rural Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is investing $891 million to support projects that will modernize rural wastewater and drinking water infrastructure across 43 states. This includes the state of California, and for the Amador Water Agency, that will mean constructing two 1-million-gallon water storage [...]

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