California Association of Sanitation Agencies
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson announced this week that, due to a lack of support among members of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, she is shelving her SB 1014, a bill to create the nation's first statewide drug take-back program for prescription and over-the-counter drugs. In the meantime, Jackson is amending the bill to reinstate model guidelines, developed by CalRecycle, for local governments wanting to create their own drug take-back programs, so that efforts can continue at the local level.
CASA member agencies continue at the forefront of the state’s drought response. El Dorado Irrigation District and Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District projects are the focus of a front page article from today’s Sacramento Bee. As the article notes, as the drought has taken hold in California, “recycled water is winning acceptance. It’s expected to be a significant source of landscaping and drinking water for many Californians in years to come.”
In less than three weeks, CASA members have the opportunity to hear from prominent water and wastewater leaders during the first annual CASA Public Policy Forum in Sacramento. On Tuesday morning, April 29, State Water Resources Control Board Member Dee Dee D'Adamo, will update participants regarding recent Board actions to address the drought as well her vision for the role of the Board. Ms. D'Adamo was appointed to the Board by Governor Brown in 2013 and brings 20 years of experience in environmental, water and agricultural legislative policy.