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Legislative Update

The New Legislative Landscape The results of the midterm elections will bring significant changes in California that will impact water and wastewater policies. In the coming days, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom will finalize his administration and select key advisors to serve in his cabinet. The incoming administration will work closely with Governor Brown’s team to compile the [...]

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CASA Contributes to Focused Work on Emerging Chemicals The family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances have recently emerged as a growing concern in biosolids and wastewater. Some regulatory agencies, particularly in the northeastern United States, have begun to scrutinize biosolids and other residuals due to fears of PFAS leaking from soils [...]

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Member News

Five CASA Members Selected to Apply for WIFIA Loans Congratulations to CASA member agencies who were invited to apply for FY 2018 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans. The WIFIA program is inviting 39 projects in 16 states to apply for funding. The City of Stockton, City of Los Angeles, Silicon Valley Clean Water, [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

Save the Date With the focus on the new congressional landscape, this is a friendly reminder that the CASA Washington D.C. Policy Forum is February 25-27, 2019. The conference will take place at the St. Regis, the same venue as last year. We will have an impressive slate of speakers to discuss how the midterm [...]

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Regulatory Update

CASA Weighs in on Proposed Changes to State Revolving Fund Policy On October 19, CASA submitted comments on proposed revisions to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Policy. Facing unprecedented demand for funding, the State Water Board is proposing a new scoring system to rank applications and establish a fundable list of projects. Many of CASA’s [...]

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Member News

Welcome Roger Bailey, CASA’s Newest Board Member! Roger Bailey, general manager of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, has been appointed to the CASA Board of Directors. Roger has led the team at Central San since 2013 and has previous experience at a number of other municipalities including the City of San Diego. In September, [...]

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Environmental Protection Agency Releases RFA for National Student Design Competition The Environmental Protection Agency released a request for applications for the annual P3 Award.  This collegiate national student design competition is focused on people, prosperity and the planet and promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles to create innovative projects to address environmental challenges [...]

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CASA Winter Conference Registration Now Open Registration is now open for the 2019 Winter Conference. We hope you will join us in the new year at a new location: The Renaissance in Indian Wells on January 23-25, 2019.   CASA Attorneys: Join us at the NACWA/CASA California Legal Forum & Luncheon Attention California clean water [...]

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Member News

California Water Professionals Appreciation Week Recap Thank you to all of our members who participated in California Water Professionals Appreciation Week! We appreciate those of you who shared your agency’s activities during the week and promoted the activities of other member agencies. Below are two member profiles we featured to highlight the important role water [...]

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Legislative and Regulatory Update

President Expected to Sign Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Last week the Senate overwhelmingly passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, S. 3021 (WRDA) by a vote if 99-1. The expansive bill addresses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resources activities and water infrastructure programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The bill symbolizes Congress’ [...]

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