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Join us in Indian Wells for the 2020 Winter Conference! Registration is open for our 2020 Winter Conference in Indian Wells, January 21-23. Attending the winter conference is a great way to hear poignant presentations and take advantage of enhanced opportunities to engage with peers and grow professionally. Featuring interactive panel discussions and roundtables to [...]

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Legislative News

CASA Member Testifies on the Effects of the Public Safety Power Shutoffs The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee recently held a special hearing to discuss the impacts public safety power shutoffs have on California residents, businesses and governments. During the hearing, the Senate heard testimony from a variety of witnesses, including representatives from PG&E, [...]

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Member News

Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority Welcomes New GM CASA welcomes new VVWRA general manager Darron Poulsen, who joined VVWRA on December 5. Poulsen has 33 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Most recently, he held the position of Water Resources Director for the City of Pomona. Please review the announcement for more [...]

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Member Spotlight

It’s Who You Know—For Layne Baroldi, Relationships Are Key to Success In more than 30 years in the wastewater business, Layne Baroldi has learned the importance of relationships and partnerships. Now the vice president of governmental affairs and technical services at CASA associate member Synagro Technologies, Inc., Layne began his wastewater career at Orange County [...]

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Winter Conference Registration Now Open The 2020 Winter Conference is just a few months away and registration is now open! Discover what water professionals need to plan for in 2020 by hearing from experts on: legislative and regulatory developments, innovative technologies and more. The winter conference program mixes poignant presentations with enhanced opportunities for participant [...]

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Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Update

Federal Single Use Plastics Proposal Includes Wet Wipes Labeling Requirement On October 31st, Representative Alan Lowenthal and Senator Tom Udall announced their intent to introduce legislation to dramatically reduce plastic pollution. Importantly, their announcement included a link to a legislative discussion draft which includes provisions requested by CASA that would require all wet wipes sold in the [...]

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Member News

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Final Expansion of the World’s Largest Potable Reuse Facility Orange County Sanitation District and Orange County Water District celebrated the Final Expansion of the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by elected officials, project stakeholders and industry professionals.  The Final Expansion of the GWRS is the third and final [...]

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification Program Meeting in December The State Water Resources Board’s Wastewater Operator Certification Program Advisory Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the CalEPA Headquarters Building. These certification and training meetings generally happen only twice a year. Sign-in is required. For more information, [...]

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Federal Legislative Update

Senate Begins Debate on Fiscal Year 2020 Spending The Senate defied the odds this week, voting 92-2 to begin debate on a package of spending bills that includes USEPA’s budget. The action increases the likelihood that the agency will have a final budget by the end of the year. Upon Senate passage, the House and [...]

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CASA Seeking Communications Analyst CASA recently initiated the recruitment process for a new Communications Analyst to support our strategic communications program. This position will be working directly with CASA staff to develop and deliver newsletter content, social media, strategic communications, and program support. More information about the new position, including a job description and requirements, [...]

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