California Association of Sanitation Agencies
Governor Brown to Help Cities Bolster Water Waste Enforcement, Streamline Environmental Review of Water Projects
Governor Brown, meeting with mayors from across the state, today announced he will propose legislation to help local officials better enforce conservation requirements and will direct state agencies to streamline environmental review of local water supply projects. “These measures will strengthen the ability of local officials to build new water projects and ensure that water is not wasted,” said Governor Brown. “As this drought stretches on, we'll continue to do whatever is necessary to help communities save more water.”
The State Water Board is calling on all agencies developing recycled water projects to begin the application process for Proposition 1 (2014 Water Bond) funds as soon as possible.
Each year, CASA recognizes extraordinary efforts undertaken by our members through our Achievement Awards Program. We are now accepting applications for the 2015 CASA Achievement Awards. The deadline for submittal is Wednesday, June 24.
This year, in order to provide the best possible support to our members, we created a new Manager of Communications staff position.
This role was initially filled by Shery Vang, who left to pursue other opportunities. After a comprehensive search, we’re very pleased to introduce our new Manager of Communications, Brooke Sobol.
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded, and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued an Executive Order intended to save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response, and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought-resilient.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), along with cosponsors Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Harry Reid (D-NV), recently introduced the Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act (S. 741). The bill is identical to legislation Representative Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced last month and that CASA endorsed. CASA will join with other stakeholders in support of S.