CASA Hosts Successful Washington D.C. Policy Forum
T he timing of our 2018 Washington D. C. policy forum could not have been better. This year Congress may consider a critical infrastructure package and an Administration proposal with many of CASA’s top priorities. Last week nearly 50 agency members joined us on Capitol Hill to hear about the new political landscape and to advocate for California wastewater interests. 

Attendees met with over 30 members of the California Congressional delegation and legislative staff to urge enhanced infrastructure funding, extension of NPDES permit terms and regulatory reform and streamlining. Several groups also visited personally with their members of Congress to discuss CASA’s priorities as well as their own. 
Congressman Alan Lowenthal and CASA Federal Legislative Committee Chair Jim Colston
Congressman John Garamendi speaking to CASA and ACWA members 
CASA's Eric Sapirstein and CASA participants with Congresswoman Doris Matsui
CASA Director and Member Jasmin Hall with Congressman Jeff Denham
Legislative Updates
State Legislative Committee to Consider Bill Positions               
Our state legislative committee will meet March 16 to determine our legislative priorities for the year. Committee members will review and consider nearly 100 of the 2,341 bills introduced in the 2018 legislative session. The bills relate to water quality, local government, renewable energy, climate change and other issues of interest to wastewater. The legislature will begin hearing bills as early as mid-March. Policy committee hearings for nearly all the bills will occur in April and May.  
Join Us to Advocate on Priority Legislation 
The annual CASA & WateReuse CA Joint Public Policy Forum is your opportunity to advocate on this year’s priority issues. Join us April 11 at this one day event in Sacramento. The forum starts with a morning program featuring speakers and a policy briefing by CASA and WateReuse advocates. 

In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in prearranged meetings with their local legislators at the State Capitol. We hope you can join us. Register here.
Member News

Welcome New Members City of Seaside and Moulton Niguel Water District!
VVWRA Takes the Mic for a Worthy Cause 
Here’s some fun member news! Check out Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority’s recent lip sync performance at this community fundraiser. VVWRA’s team earned the much coveted first-place spot at the fund raiser. In turn, their stellar performance helped raise nearly $4,000 for a community college construction technology program. Watch their full act.
CASA Members Featured in Water Deeply 
Water Deeply recently addressed sea level rise impacts on coastal sewage treatment plants and how facilities are adapting. See what Oro Loma Sanitary District’s Jason Warner and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Anna Roche had to say about their innovative facility solutions. Read the article here.
Deadline Approaching for CASA’s 2018 Awards of Excellence Program
CASA’s 2018 Awards of Excellence Program application deadline is just a month away. Please submit your application by Friday, April 13. 
Mark Your Calendar
Reminder: SB 1383 Workshops Set for April
C alRecycle’s SB 1383 workshops will take place April 4 in Sacramento and April 6 in Carlsbad . Join to share input and learn about the implementation of SB 1382. Read more.
March 25-27
April 11
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