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Feb 25 2014

CASA Washington D.C. Conference Continues (Day Two)

CASA opened the second day of the 2014 Washington D.C. Conference with a panel exploring the “Utility of the Future.” Panelists included directors from the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency as well as bioenergy innovators and leaders from CASA¹s national counterpart, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

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Feb 24 2014

CASA Opens Up Washington D.C. Conference

CASA’s 2014 Washington D.C. Conference focusing on “Washington Policymaking in Changing Times” kicked off today with a Congressional roundtable panel. Senior Congressional counsel discussed the ins and outs of policymaking at the federal level and which key environmental legislation is expected to move through the Senate and House of Representatives in the coming session.

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Feb 20 2014

CASA Members Head to Nation’s Capital to Make a Difference

As the clock ticks on California communities’ water supplies, CASA delegates are heading to Washington, DC to advocate for prompt federal action on funding for recycled water projects that can provide much needed water supply for drought relief.  As part of the CASA Washington, DC conference,  CASA members  will be on Capitol Hill, meeting with members of the California Congressional delegation and speaking on behalf of their shared constituents.

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Feb 14 2014

Cousteau Talks With Bay Area Students About Preserving the Ocean

Today, Jean-Michel Cousteau spoke to more than 1,000 Bay Area students about preserving the ocean and not using the ocean as a “garbage can.” Students walked away with nuggets of valuable information about the wonders of the ocean and the need to protect it. The school event was sponsored by the Contra Costa Water District, CASA member Delta Diablo, Golden State Water, Republic Services and Dow Chemical.

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Feb 11 2014

New Name Reflects True Service Provided

Formerly known as the South Bayside System Authority (SBSA), the wastewater facility owned by the cities of Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont, and the West Bay Sanitary District, is now the Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW). The new name associates the authority with a very well-respected area as well as telling those who see it that SVCW’s business is clean water, which is the goal of any wastewater treatment plant. Similar naming conventions are being used throughout the country to rebrand the wastewater industry in order to gain more respect from the populations served.

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Feb 05 2014

California Appellate Court Publishes Decision in Morgan v. Imperial Irrigation District, Proposition 218 Opinion Favorable to Local Agencies

On February 4, the Fourth District Court of Appeals certified its opinion in Morgan v. Imperial Irrigation District for publication. The Court’s decision provides much needed guidance to California’s local agencies attempting to comply with the substantive and procedural requirements of Proposition 218, and will now serve as favorable precedent for CASA member agencies in the future.

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Jan 30 2014

AB 371 Resurrected, Amended, Moving – CASA Remains Opposed

This morning Assemblyman Rudy Salas took up his biosolids bill, AB 371, on the Assembly Floor where it passed on a vote of 47 “aye” votes to 4 “no” votes. CASA rallied quickly when the measure, a two-year bill, was put on a fast track to meet pending legislative deadlines. Just last Thursday, Assemblyman Salas gave notice during the Assembly Floor Session of his intention to reactivate and amend AB 371.

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Jan 23 2014

State Water Board Announces Extended Term Financing

Today, the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) issued a media release that beginning immediately the Water Board will offer extended term financing (EFT) of up to 30 years for all water quality projects in California that are eligible for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program.

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Jan 23 2014

Great Example of Effective Recycling & Management

East Bay Municipal Utility District shared an excellent television spot featuring food waste collection in Oakland, its handling, ultimate receipt at their facility, their energy production and biosolids management. What a great example of effective recycling and management.

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Jan 21 2014

CASA Members Appointed to Serve on Potable Reuse Committee

Representatives of two CASA member agencies have been appointed by the California Department of Public Health to serve on the Direct Potable Reuse Advisory Committee. The committee was  formed pursuant to state legislation to advise the expert panel convened to investigate the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse.

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