Make a Difference in One Day: Join Us for the Public Policy Forum
The CASA/WaterReuse California Sacramento Public Policy Forum is just a week away. Now is the time to firm up your plans to participate. Join your colleagues from around the state for morning presentations from legislators and key capitol staff. In the afternoon, you will then have the opportunity to meet with your elected representatives to advocate on the top issues.

Highlights include:
·      Insider’s Guide to Policymaking: Assembly Local Government Committee Chief Consultant Debbie Michel and Senate Appropriation Committee Chief Consultant Mark MacKenzie will share their tips for effective advocacy.
·      Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia: The Chair of the of the Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife Committee will speak about committee priorities. The committee oversees water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation and wildlife.
·      Water Conservation Legislation Panel Discussion: Panelists from the Governor’s office, Senate and Irvine Ranch Water District will discuss the proposed water conservation legislation and its impacts on recycled water.

Check out the full program and register today!
Legislative & Regulatory Updates
Flushability Standards Moving Forward

The  International Water Services Flushability Group  met March 20-21 to consider comments received on the second draft of the IWSFG  flushability standard . CASA is a member of the IWSFG, an international group of wastewater utilities and associations. Its members share a common goal to reduce problems caused by the inappropriate flushing of consumer products. The IWSFG will finalize the flushability standard in April. Read more .  
Member News
Monterey One Water Named Recycled Water Agency of the Year

Congratulations to Monterey One Water ! The agency was selected as the Recycled Water Agency of the Year (Large) at last week’s WateReuse CA annual conference in Monterey. Since 1998, the agency’s projects have provided a safe and reliable water supply for the 21st Century. The agency is a leader in the Pure Water Monterey project that aims to provide purified potable water for domestic use as well as agricultural irrigation. The project will be the first of its kind to use not just wastewater, but stormwater, food industry processing water and impaired surface waters of the state to create an environmentally sustainable solution for the area’s water supply problem.
Black & Veatch’s Jim Clark

Congratulations to Jim Clark of Black & Veatch for being recently named to the latest class of Water Environment Federation Fellows program honorees. This program celebrates the outstanding contributions WEF members have made to the water and wastewater sectors. Jim, an active CASA member, boasts a long and productive relationship with WEF. He served as WEF president from 2001-02, and received WEF’s Emerson Distinguished Service Medal in 2004, Englebrecht International Achievement Award in 2009 and Honorary Membership in 2012.
Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming Workshops to Focus on SRF Priorities and Funding Target

The State Water Board will host a series of workshops to review the Proposed 2018-19 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan. The IUP will propose an annual funding target and “fundable list” of projects for funding in FY 18-19. Read more .
Introductory Webinar for Utility Recognition Program

April 5 or April 25
1 – 2 p.m. ET
Join this free webinar for an introduction to the Utility of the Future Recognition Program for water sector utilities. T he program seeks to recognize the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities engaged in providing resilient value-added service to communities. Read more .
April 11
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