CASA Connects, March 2013

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 1, 2013
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In the News

Member Updates

CASA & Industry Events

CASA Achievement Awards Program

CASA Marriott Room Rates Extended to April 5!

Revised Operator Certification Regulation to Take Effect

Water and Wastewater Agencies Team Up

Special Districts Legislative Day: Register Now!


In the News

Obama Administration Releases Updated Principles and Guidelines for Federal Investments in Water Resources (Including Climate Change Section)

New Climate Change Whitepaper

Controller Releases February 2013 Cash Update



Member Updates

East Palo Alto Sanitary District Appoints New General Manager


Court of Appeal Grants CASA’s Request to Publish Opinion in Kern County Biosolids Case

CASA Submits Comments on AB 32 Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Investment Plan Draft Concept Paper

CASA Member Agencies File Court Petition

Job Board

For a complete view of all CASA news, visit CASA Current News.


CASA & Industry Events

April 3, 2013:
WEF Webcast on Incineration and Energy Recovery

April 11, 2013
Informal Workshops on Revisions to Title 14 and Title 27 Compostable Materials/Transfer

For a complete list of all upcoming CASA and industry events, visit the CASA calendar of events.


Call for Nominations
2013 CASA Achievement Awards Program

Does your agency or firm have an innovative service, program or project of interest to members that you are willing to share? Obtain statewide recognition of your program by applying for a CASA Achievement Award. Applications for the 2013 CASA Achievement Awards Program are now being accepted. Read more and apply.



CASA Marriott Room Rates Extended to April 5!

Wednesday, April 24-Friday, April 26, 2013 


Marriott Newport Beach Hotel
Newport Beach, California


Each new day seems to bring challenges and opportunities that call for creative thinking and new strategies in the clean water community. CASA’s spring conference program features educational sessions with ideas and tactics for those leading and managing clean water utilities. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this year’s spring conference! Read more and register!



Revised Operator Certification
Regulations to Take Effect April 1, 2013

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has revised its regulations in Title 23 of Division 3 of Chapter 26 of the California Code of Regulations, regarding wastewater treatment plant classification, operator certification and contract operator registration for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification Program. The amended regulations will become effective on April 1, 2013.


A Fact Sheet prepared by the State Water Board Office of Operator Certification summarizes various sections of the amended regulations. In addition, the OOC has revised the Equivalents/Formulas Sheet included in the wastewater operator examinations. The sheet will be used at the next examination scheduled for April 6, 2013.  


For more information, please visit the OOC’s website.



Water and Wastewater Agencies Team Up, Offer Special Water Awards at County Science and Engineering Fairs

To encourage students to pursue science and engineering in the water, wastewater and recycled water fields, ten Alameda County and eleven Contra Costa County water and wastewater agencies, including a number of CASA members, combined efforts for the first time this year and created regional Excellence in Water Research Awards at their respective county’s Intel-affiliated science and engineering fair. Read full article.



Special Districts Legislative Days: Register Now!

Tuesday, May 14-Wednesday, May 15, 2013


CASA is a proud partner of the 2013 Special Districts Legislative Days (SDLD), scheduled for May 14-15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year’s theme “Strength in Numbers: Adding Value to Communities” will focus on evolving threats to special district revenue as well as emerging opportunities. Read more and register!