CASA Connects Newsletter for June 12

Microplastics Experts Presenting at Annual Conference   Plastics seem to be everywhere in the news lately — bans on single use straws, limitations on packaging materials and microplastic challenges in the aquatic environment. CASA is sponsoring legislation (SB 1263-Portantino) that establishes a long-term strategy to address microplastics in the ocean. Two leading experts in microplastic pollution are […]

CASA Connects Water and Wastewater Updates for May 30

  Suspense File Hearing Determines Bills to Move Forward   Last Friday, the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees held their “suspense file” hearings to determine the bills that move forward and those that stop for the year. Here’s how this somewhat opaque, fast-paced hearing process works. Bills that reach a certain cost threshold are automatically referred […]

CVCWA Annual Conference – Final Days to Register!

Click here to view information regarding CVCWA’s annual conference.

Your Water and Wastewater Updates for May 1

  CASA Legislative Advocacy at Work CASA’s team, with our members’ support, is off to a great start with several recent legislative wins. Here are a few highlights of several bills we influenced and advocacy advancements we’ve made over the past few weeks. Bills We Opposed SB 831 (Wieckowski), SB 1469 (Skinner) and AB 2890 […]


From the State Water Resources Control Board Click here to view Change Sheet #1 for Item 3 at the April 17, 2018 Board Meeting.   In addition to the Change Sheet, here is a link to a revised Staff Report and another for Response to Comments.

Tentative Order to Adopt Waste Discharge Requirements for the Permanente Quarry and Cement Plant, Cupertino

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (2). A tentative order for Waste Discharge Requirements for the Permanente site is being considered. If adopted, the order will regulate waste and activities that generate wastes, which have the potential to impact State waters, including groundwater (excluding those […]

CASA Connects Newsletter for May 2017

May 29, 2017 State Controller to Speak at CASA Annual Conference Betty Yee, California State Controller, will speak during the closing session of CASA’s annual conference, taking place August 22-24, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego. As the chief fiscal officer of California, the sixth largest economy in the world, Ms. Yee is […]

CASA Issues Member Alert on Potential Changes to How Agency Charges Connection Fees

  October 5, 2016 New Law Could Require Changes in How Your Agency Charges Connection Fees On September 27, Governor Brown signed SB 1069 by Senator Bob Wieckowski into law. This bill takes effect January 1, 2017, and could affect how CASA member agencies charge water and wastewater connection fees for accessory dwelling units (ADUs).  An […]

Urgent! Letters Needed by June 10 to Oppose SB 163

                               June 8, 2016 Letters Needed Opposing Ocean Discharge Ban CASA has been leading a coalition in opposition to SB 163 by Senator Bob Hertzberg since it was amended last September to prohibit all ocean discharges in favor of a 100% […]

SB 163 is Bad for Business

Legislation authored by state Senator Robert Hertzberg, Senate Bill 163 (SB 163), is worthy in its intent to increase the production and use of recycled water in California. Unfortunately, the bill is a flawed concept and bad for business. SB 163 would require wastewater treatment facilities that discharge treated wastewater to the ocean to instead […]