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Chronic Underinvestment in America’s Water Infrastructure Puts the Economy at Risk The United States is underinvesting in its drinking water and wastewater systems—putting American households and the economy at risk, according to a new report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Value of Water Campaign. The report, “The Economic Benefits of [...]

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Webinars

CASA and CWEA Excess Capacity Webinar Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 9:00am to 10:30am, CASA and the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) will host a joint webinar: Food Waste Co-Digestion in California – The Role of WRRFs and Investment Needs to Maximize Co-Digestion in Support of SB 1383. In response to Senate Bill 1383 [...]

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CASA Virtual Annual Conference – 8/25

CASA Wraps Up Successful Virtual Annual Conference While the 2020 CASA Annual Conference looked a little different this year, we are proud to report that the transition to a virtual event was a resounding success! The two-day event was well attended with nearly 250 participants and several preeminent speakers who shared insights on how the [...]

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COVID-19 Update – 8/25

The CDC Wants State and Local Sewage Systems Tested for Coronavirus The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies will begin coordinating with state, local, territorial and tribal health departments to collect data on sewage samples. The goal is to find traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes [...]

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State Legislative Update – 8/25

AB 1672 (Bloom) Held in Senate Appropriations Committee CASA’s sponsored wet wipes labeling bill was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee during its final “suspense file” hearing on August 20. The unexpected action came as a shock to us, our co-sponsors, Assembly Member Bloom and the other stakeholders. As we have reported previously, the bill was [...]

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Regulatory Update – 8/25

CASA Comments on Revised Toxicity Provisions Earlier this week CASA submitted a comment letter to the State Water Resources Control Board on the second draft of the revised Toxicity Provisions and updated Staff Report, which were released on July 7. The proposed toxicity provisions will establish numeric water quality objectives for both acute and chronic toxicity and [...]

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Member News – 8/25

SVCW Reaches New Green Energy Milestone Silicon Valley Clean Water reached an important milestone that will benefit their entire community and the environment. SVCW has received the green light from PG&E to export energy generated at the treatment plant back into the power grid. This milestone, which was years in the making, advances green energy capabilities [...]

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In Case You Missed It – 8/25

Pothole Repair Made Eco-Friendly Using Grit from Wastewater Treatment “Potholes are aggravating to drive over, and they can cause billions of dollars of damage every year to automobile wheels, tires and suspensions. Currently, road crews fill in these holes with hydrocarbon-containing asphalt, but that material can leach out, polluting the environment. Now, scientists report a [...]

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Webinars – 8/25

Economic Impacts of Water Infrastructure Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 9:00am (PT) the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Value of Water campaign are hosting a webinar: Economic Impacts of Water Infrastructure. ASCE and Value of Water campaign are releasing a new report, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure: How a [...]

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Regulatory Update – 8/4

Multi-State Research Committee Response to USEPA OIG Report on Biosolids Regulations CASA helped execute a scientific review of the report released in November 2018 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at EPA on the federal regulations governing the land application of biosolids. The biosolids scientific research community took exception to much of the report, [...]

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