CASA Alert: The Layperson’s Guide to Wastewater is Now Available

  • by BPC Staff
  • on June 13, 2013



The Water Education Foundation (Foundation) has announced the release of the Layperson’s Guide to California Wastewater. Through funding made possible by CASA, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District and the Clean Water Summit Partners, the 28-page guide is an in-depth, easy-to-understand publication that provides background information on the history of wastewater treatment and how wastewater is collected, conveyed, treated and disposed of today. CASA contributed to the development of the guide in recognition of the need to have a credible, readable resource on wastewater. Though CASA staff and members provided input, the Foundation exercised editorial control, as with all their layperson’s guides, and is responsible for the final content.


The guide offers case studies of treatment plants and their processes. The regulatory and legal requirements of wastewater treatment are described, along with current challenges facing the industry and a list of additional resources, including CASA. An Abridged Edition is provided. Printed copies are available for $10 each from the Foundation. (A reduced price applies to orders of 10 or more copies.)


As project funders, CASA received copies of the complete guide, which will be distributed to state legislators, members of Congress and key regulatory agency leaders.