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Share Your Thoughts on Biosolids at EPA-hosted Meeting in 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reinvigorated its Biosolids Program and will be hosting a Biosolids Meeting in 2020. This is an opportunity for states and tribes to exchange information, discuss challenges and opportunities, and promote collaboration and open communication with the U.S. EPA. The [...]

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PFAS Update

New Drinking Water Notification Levels + Pending State and Federal Actions Last month, the State Water Resources Control Board's Division of Drinking Water announced that Notification Levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances will be lowered. While this move was expected, in conjunction with the recently enacted AB 756, it effectively authorizes the State Water Board [...]

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CASA Wraps Up Successful Annual Conference The 2019 CASA Annual Conference was a resounding success! The three-day event in San Diego was well attended with more than 315 delegates and 22 informative and innovative speakers taking part. The conference started Wednesday, August 21 with three concurrent sessions, some of which were standing room only. The [...]

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Federal Update

Congress Returns and Focuses on Key CASA Issues Congress returns to work after Labor Day and the legislative agenda is expected to focus on crucial CASA issues including FY 2020 spending bills and markup of clean water State Revolving Loan Fund legislation.  On the budget front, the Senate will be busy finalizing its version of [...]

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CalPERS Hosting Elected Officials Forum Each year, CalPERS hosts an annual conference called the Educational Forum for employer management and operational-level team members. This year they are also hosting a "Forum-within-the-Forum" specifically tailored to elected officials who oversee agencies that make up the CalPERS System. The forum will discuss pension costs, projections and strategies to [...]

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Member News

Orange County Sanitation District’s New Centrifuge Facility is Among the World’s Largest The Orange County Sanitation District held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its newest centrifuges facility, one of the largest in the world. The facility houses six new centrifuges that remove an additional 200 tons of water per day from biosolids. Lighter biosolids mean [...]

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Member Spotlight

Meet Lori Schectel: Water Industry Expert and Photographer Extraordinaire   Lori Schectel is the Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Division Manager for the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District. She has been working in the water/wastewater industry for over 16 years. When asked what attracted her to water industry work, Schectel said “Water at its basic level [...]

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Conference Update

One Week and Counting until the Annual Conference! The hotel room block is officially full, but there is still time to register for the Annual Conference. Check out the final program and see who among your clean water colleagues is currently registered to attend. Just added! Senator Ben Hueso will speak on Friday. Senator Hueso [...]

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Federal Update

Did someone say drought resilience? Federal Officials Announce Supporting Long-term Priority Actions Senior administration officials recently participated in the Second National Drought Forum where they released the 2019 Priority Actions Supporting Long-Term Drought Resilience for water districts across the nation. The document outlines key ways in which federal agencies support state, tribal and local efforts [...]

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Member News

Congratulations CVSD for 80 years of Excellent Service! On August 6, the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors and staff celebrated the agency’s 80th anniversary with a proclamation ceremony. CASA’s Executive Director was among those who spoke, acknowledging our founding member’s customer service, safety record and important role in protecting San Francisco Bay. Congratulations, [...]

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