CASA Connects for July 10, 2017

62nd Annual Conference Happenings
Calling all Conference Attendees! 
This year’s conference marks the first time the regulatory workgroup will meet during a conference. Attend the group’s meeting on August 22 to learn more about its focus, hear about regulatory updates and to see if it’s right for your agency’s involvement. One-day registration available.
Vote for Your Board
We will cast ballots at the annual conference for the open board of directors’ seats. Nominees include:
  • Paul Bushee, General Manager, Leucadia Wastewater District
  • Jasmin Hall, Director, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Ashwini Kantak, Assistant Director of Environmental Services, City of San Jose
  • Bill Long, Director, Novato Sanitary District
  • Jeff Moorhouse, Director, Carpinteria Sanitary District (1 year term)
Conference Registration Still Available

Policy, politics, public-private partnerships … our conference will touch on these topics and more. Check out the preliminary program and register today.

Legislative and Regulatory Updates
Potable Reuse Bill Moving through Senate
The Senate Environmental Quality Committee heard and passed one of CASA’s top priority bills, AB 574 (Quirk), on July 5. The bill’s next hearing is July 11 before the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. Read more about the bill and CASA’s support letter.
Feinstein Joins Others to Sponsor Water Conservation Bill
California Senator Dianne Feinstein and several other senators recently introduced the Water Conservation Tax Parity Act. The bipartisan bill will encourage residential water conservation and stormwater management programs. Read the news release.
Weighing in on CalRecycle Study
CalRecycle plans to conduct a statewide waste characterization study in 2018. We recently submitted comments on the proposed study that will focus on materials destined for landfill disposal. Specifically, for SB 1383 compliance, we urge CalRecycle to include biosolids in their 2014 baseline data and the 2018 study. Read more about the study and CASA’s full comments.
USEPA Releases Algae Study
USEPA recently published “Algal Indicators in Streams: A review of their application in water quality management of nutrient pollution.” Water quality managers can use this paper to better understand when and how regulators use algae as indicators of nutrient pollution in stream ecosystems. View the document.
Member News
Award Spotlight
Congratulations to CASA Associate member Lystek who is the recipient of the Water Technology 
Company of the Year Award! Read more.
Approval of Dues Coming Up
We’re happy to share there are no proposed increases for 2018. We will ask members to approve the 2018 dues at the current levels during the annual business meeting on August 23.
Mark Your Calendar
2017 Dates                     Organization 
Event                                                                          Location
July 23-26                               NACWA
Utility Leadership Conference                               St. Louis
July 23-27                                      IWA
International Water Reuse Conference             Long Beach
August 22-24                              CASA
Annual Conference                                                San Diego
Nov. 14 & 15                CASA & CWEA
Innovative Technology Seminars             Berkeley & Irvine
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