Wipes Clog Pipes Keeps Moving: CASA’s Wipes Legislation Passes Another Committee
AB 1672 (Bloom), CASA’s sponsored legislation on labeling non-flushable and flushable wipes, was heard by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on April 22. The bill passed by a vote of 9 to 2. The bill previously passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee and now heads to the assembly floor. Thanks to CASA members who submitted letters of support to these committees!
For updates about the legislation and materials to help spread the word, visit the CASA Wipes webpage.
Public Policy Institute of California Releases Wastewater Report
On April 22, the PPIC released its new research report entitled Managing Wastewater in a Changing Climate. The report focuses on the impact of climate change and water scarcity on wastewater agencies.
To coincide with the release of the report, the PPIC hosted an event in Sacramento on the day of the release. CASA’s Director of Operations Adam Link served as a panelist for the discussion. He spoke about the challenges facing wastewater agencies as a result of drought climate change and the future role of wastewater agencies addressing water scarcity. More than 150 people were in attendance and many more joined on webcast.
The video of the program and a blog summarizing the discussion is available here.