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.


Registration Deadline Extended: AB 901 Recycling and Disposal Reporting System
May 31st is now the last day for all wastewater facilities that produce biosolids and biosolids managers to report through the new CalRecycle RDRS. The new registration requirements are part of the implementation of AB 901 of 2015.
CalRecycle hosted a related training workshop on April 17. The workshop showed attendees how to create a registration profile and demonstrated registration options for each reporting entity type. For more information and to view the training, please visit:  AB 901: Disposal and Recycling Facility Reporting Program.