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The Show Will Go On…CASA Washington D.C. Policy Forum Examines the New Dynamics of Federal Policymaking CASA’s 15th Annual Washington D.C. Policy Forum (February 25-27) is shaping up to be a historic event as we all attempt to navigate a new policymaking environment. The mid-term elections welcomed the largest freshman class since 1974, challenging the [...]

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Member News

East Bay Sanitary Agencies Launch Flushable Campaign Several East Contra Costa County sanitary agencies are collaborating on a two-month public outreach campaign aimed to encourage residents to throw sanitary wipes in the trash. The agencies involved include the town of Discovery Bay, the Byron Sanitary District, the city of Brentwood, Ironhouse Sanitary District and Delta [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

2019 Wastewater Exam Deadline Approaching The spring 2019 wastewater exam will be held on April 13.  Applications must be received in the Wastewater Operator Certification Program’s (WWOCP) office by February 12, 2019 to be considered for the April 13, 2019 exam. Examination applications can be found here.   CASA and CWEA California Asset Management Success [...]

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Legislative Update

Looking Ahead: 2019 California Legislative Session The Legislature officially convened the 2019 Legislative Session on Monday, January 7. The first day of session was mostly ceremonial and was led by Governor Newsom taking his oath of office to become California’s 40th Governor. The legislature will  get to work quickly in advance of its first major [...]

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Regulatory Update

CASA Submits Comments on State Water Board Toxicity Provisions On December 21, CASA submitted comments on the State Water Board’s toxicity provisions. The provisions will impact dischargers to inland surface waters, estuaries and bays. Most notably, the provisions would impose numeric water quality objectives and limits for toxicity and mandate use of the test of significant [...]

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Winter Conference Update

CASA Winter Conference Features Expert Political Analysis CASA is pleased to welcome two respected political figures to our winter conference January 23-25! John Ashford, chairman and CEO of The Hawthorn Group, an international public affairs and public relations firm, will speak on Friday morning. Ashford formerly worked on Capitol Hill for members of the U.S. [...]

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Member News

First Woman General Manager to Lead West County Wastewater District The West County Wastewater District Board of Directors announced the district’s new general manager is Lisa Malek-Zadeh. Malek-Zadeh is the first woman to lead the organization in the District’s 97-year history. She was selected as general manager after a nationwide recruitment process involving community members, [...]

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Conference Update

Asset Management Expert Sam Paske to Speak at CASA Winter Conference We're pleased that the upcoming CASA Winter Conference on January 23-25 in Indian Wells offers another strong conference. The Thursday morning session will feature a presentation from Sam Paske, assistant general manager of the Environmental Services Division of the Metropolitan Council (Minneapolis/St. Paul). For those [...]

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Regulatory Update

Sean Maguire Appointed to California State Water Board Governor Brown has appointed Sean Maguire to the California State Water Resources Control Board. He replaces Steve Moore, who is now general manager at Ross Valley Sanitary District, in the sanitary engineer seat on the board. Maguire has been supervising water resources control engineer at the State Water [...]

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Member News

Key Initiatives Identified at Board Strategic Planning Session The CASA Board of Directors met in late September for its annual strategic planning session to assess the association's effectiveness and identify 2019 priority actions. Based on input from the planning session, staff developed a business plan to focus on several key initiatives: Explore development of a [...]

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