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COVID-19 Updates 4/28/20

Wastewater Serves as a Tool to Identify the Prevalence of Coronavirus in Communities The current spread of the new Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the COVID-19 disease is of pressing public health concern. Testing influent wastewater for the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus is a pragmatic means of understanding community outbreak and positioning along the curve. Working closely [...]

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Federal Update 4/28/20

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on County of Maui Litigation On April 23, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in County of Maui v Hawaii Wildlife Fund. This is one of the most significant Clean Water Act (CWA) cases to reach the Court in the last decade and, could have significant implications for the [...]

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Regulatory Update 4/28/20

Revised SB 1383 Regulation Text in Print The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery released the long anticipated new regulatory text for the regulations to implement SB 1383 on Organics Diversion. There is a 30-day public comment period, with comments due on May 20th by 5:00 PM. CASA’s initial review shows no substantive changes that would [...]

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Webinars 4/28/20

NACWA Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, from 11:00am to 12:30pm (PT) the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), in partnership with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), WateReuse, and the Water Research Foundation (WRF), invite clean water utilities and all water professionals to participate in the webinar: Water Week 2020 – Insights from Washington, DC. [...]

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Member News 4/28/20

Member Dues Changes The CASA Board recently approved a change to the 2021 CASA Member Dues tiers and amounts, which is still subject to approval at CASA’s Annual Business meeting in August. With this change, a number of member agencies (particularly smaller agencies) will see a significant decrease in dues, while some of the larger [...]

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CASA News 4/14/20

A Big Thank You to All Wastewater Professionals! We know being away from your families or adjusting to a new work from home routine at a time like this is difficult, and we are especially grateful for you and your agencies’ persistent dedication to protecting public health and the environment during this challenging time. Clean [...]

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Federal Legislative Update 4/14/20

CASA Submits Letter on Fourth Federal Relief Package Last week, CASA sent a letter to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) outlining policy priorities that Congress should address in the fourth federal relief package. The letter was also forwarded to the entire California Congressional Delegation. In the [...]

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More COVID-19 News 4/14/20

COVID-19 Analysis in Wastewater Through advanced laboratory capabilities and expertise in Coronavirus research, the University of Arizona Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center (WEST) has initiated a monitoring program to allow Coronavirus sewage surveillance for interested wastewater treatment plants. This presents an opportunity to test for COVID-19 in your wastewater and an ability to assess [...]

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Webinars 4/14/20

CWEA Tomorrow, April 15, 2020, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) will host a free webinar: Managing Collection Systems During the Coronavirus Pandemic. While wastewater professionals await definitive science, this webinar will explore how collection system professionals can take precautions. Be sure to register today! WateReuse  Tomorrow, April 15, 2020 from 11:00am [...]

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Member News 4/14/20

Members in the News! As we continue to see news releases concerning the influx of wipes due to COVID-19, you may notice some familiar faces! Check out one of the latest clips from ABC 7 News featuring footage at Novato Sanitary District’s treatment plant headworks building and interviews with Mike Prinz, General Manager of Las [...]

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