Welcome Roger Bailey, CASA’s Newest Board Member!
Roger Bailey, general manager of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, has been appointed to the CASA Board of Directors. Roger has led the team at Central San since 2013 and has previous experience at a number of other municipalities including the City of San Diego. In September, the Board voted to appoint Roger to serve out the remainder of a three-year term vacated by the resignation of Ashwini Kantak.
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CASA Biosolids Research Shortlisted for Full Proposal
Over the last year, CASA has been exploring various opportunities to quantify the benefits of using biosolids to reclaim fire ravaged land. The research project is one step closer to implementation. CASA’s pre-proposal to the Water Research Foundation has now been added to the shortlist of agencies invited to submit a full proposal. If the full proposal is ultimately accepted, CASA will be able to execute the work outlined in the proposal. Full proposals are due November 29.
CASA Facilitates Further Collaboration with Solid Waste Sector
On October 15, the wastewater and solid waste sectors held the fourth in a series of meetings designed to further mutual understanding of perspectives on important issues facing our collective communities. Over 50 people attended the meeting at EBMUD’s wastewater treatment plant, including regulators from CalRecycle and representatives from both the solid waste and wastewater communities. Representatives discussed opportunities for enhanced renewable resource production, pending solid waste tracking regulations, and forthcoming organics diversion regulations.
Following the meeting, participants toured EBMUD’s facilities in Oakland and then travelled to San Francisco to tour a Recology facility. The next meeting will take place in February or March 2019.
City of Davis Earns Envision Silver Award
On October 24, the City of Davis hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant. The facility earned the Envision Silver Award for sustainable infrastructure. The award was accepted by several elected officials and key contributors to the project. The upgrade is a significant accomplishment many years in the making. Congratulations to the City on this important milestone!
Welcome New Members!