Roland Williams, Making a Difference in his Community and in CASA
Roland Williams is a familiar face to those who have been attending CASA conferences over the years. Roland is general manager of the Castro Valley Sanitary District and a member of the CASA Board of Directors. He has over 28 years of experience in the wastewater field. As GM, Roland oversees every aspect of the District’s wastewater and solid waste programs and facilities. He recently shared with us some of his accomplishments and weighed in on the value of CASA membership.
Roland championed the Lateral Replacement Grant Program in 1997. The program provides grants to residents within the service area to replace defective laterals, which can be a significant source of infiltration and inflow as well as contribute to sanitary sewer overflows. The grants cover 50% of the approved cost, up to a maximum reimbursement of $2,000. Only a replacement of more than 50% of the lateral, that completely eliminates I&I, is eligible for the program. Groundbreaking at the time of its launch, the LRGP has become a model for countless other programs around the state and country.