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Federal Update 11/2

H.R. 2964, WIPPES Act Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, ad Commerce favorably reported H.R. 2964, WIPPES Act to the full committee by voice-vote. The WIPPES Act would establish national "Do Not Flush" labeling requirements for nonflushable wet wipes that mirror California's labeling requirements enacted under A.B. 818. Thanks to CASA's leadership on [...]

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Member News 11/2

Central San’s “Go With The Flow” Bicycle Tour Sunday, October 15, Central San offered its first ever bicycling tour of its service area. Twenty-two participants of all ages came along for the tour, with some riders as young as 5 years old! Together, the group traveled along a portion of Central San’s 1,500 miles of [...]

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Upcoming Events 11/2

CFCC Hosts Fall Funding Fairs The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) is hosting free 2023 fall funding fairs online and in-person, November 1 and 8, 2023 will be online and November 14, 2023, will be in-person (see flyer for more information). The funding fair will provide the opportunity to learn more about available grant, loan, and [...]

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CASA News 10/12

It’s Time to Celebrate YOU (California Water Professionals) This week we are thrilled to celebrate the seventh annual California Water Professionals Appreciation Week, during which time we are extra thankful for all the men and women who work hard to protect public health and the environment, 24/7, 365. We encourage CASA member agencies to showcase [...]

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State Legislative Update 10/12

Saturday, October 14 is the deadline for Governor Newsom to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature, and a full bill report will be coming in the next edition of CASA Connects. Governor Vetoes Bills to Ban PFAS in Consumer Products Early this week, Governor Newsom vetoed three bills that proposed to ban PFAS in different consumer [...]

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Federal Update 10/12

House Committee Considers “Do Not Flush” Labeling Legislation On September 27, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce examined the WIPPES Act (H.R. 2964) as part of broader legislative hearing on consumer protection bills. The bill received strong endorsement by both subcommittee leadership and the witness panel. The WIPPES [...]

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Regulatory Updates 10/12

Next SSS WDR Webinar Scheduled for November 1 On November 1, the Clean Water Summit Partners (CASA, CleanWaterSoCal, BACWA, CVCWA, and CWEA) will host another webinar in their series on the re-issued SSS WDR, which the SWRCB adopted in December 2022. SWRCB staff will be amongst the presenters, and topics will include an overview of the [...]

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Member News 10/12

OC San Recognized as Leaders in Solving Water Challenges The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) was honored last week by several national water sector organizations through the Utility of the Future Recognition Program (UOTF). This program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that are benefiting their communities and inspiring the water sector through innovative, [...]

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In Case You Missed It 10/12

UV Technology Survey As our industry comes together to tackle increasingly difficult water treatment challenges, data-informed decision making is critical. HDR is collecting data from professionals with UV experience through a survey. The results of this survey will build upon the literature utilized by operators, regulators, engineers, and manufacturers as they make decisions surrounding UV technology. [...]

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Upcoming Events 10/12

H2OSecCon WaterISAC is hosting its second H2OSecCon - Surging Toward Safety & Security event October 19 - 20! H2OSecCon is a virtual conference focused on IT and OT cybersecurity, physical security, and operational resilience for the water and wastewater sector. Each day will feature water utility and security experts sharing information, experiences, and best practices across 14 different sessions, two tabletop [...]

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