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      View all of CWEA’s coverage of the wipes crisis > Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), today, joined with Congresswoman Lisa McClain (MI-10) to introduce bipartisan legislation to create a national standard for the labeling of non-flushable wet wipes. This common-sense standard would address the growing problem of these wipes being flushed into and creating obstructions in...

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        The  California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), Central Valley Clean Water Agencies (CVCWA), California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (SCAP) submitted comments to the Department of Water Resources regarding their Report to the Legislature on Indoor Residential Water Use Studies. At the outset, we recognize, appreciate, and...

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          Utility Management Conference 2022 February 21 – 24, 2022 Orlando, Florida, USA ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL DEADLINE: August 23, 2021 We are excited to announce that the 2022 Utility Management Conference will be in Orlando, Florida, and we are calling the water sector’s thought-leaders and experts to share their knowledge with the rest of the industry. The...

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            Friday, 7/23 – Los Angeles County has released a third-party report that looked at what happened during the incident when Hyperion was inundated with debris. Hyperion is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles. Download LA County’s Hyperion incident report here > (pdf) Highlights from the report include: On Sunday, July 11, at...

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              A team of researchers from California State University and the University of California are assessing the economic and environmental impacts of forthcoming water use efficiency standards (AB 1668-SB 606) on urban retail water suppliers. This assessment is funded by the State of California through a mutual agreement between the SWRCB and California State University. The...

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                ASAE announced today the winners of the 2021 Gold Circle Awards, which denote excellence, innovation and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership and communications programs. CWEA has won first place in the “Rebranding” category. This is our first ever ASAE first place award. “CWEA’s rebranding was a huge effort that affected all aspects of our association,”...

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                  With water usage in San Francisco already down seven percent since the advent of voluntary restrictions, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is already on track to meet Governor Gavin Newsom’s 15 percent water reduction goal. Last week, Governor Newsom asked California residents to voluntarily reduce their water usage 15 percent below 2020 rates. Since...

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                    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that Eshani Jha of Lynbrook High School in San Jose is the winner of the 2021 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for her project on using engineered biochar for the removal of toxic contaminants from water. Jha’s project, Thiol Functionalized and Manganese Doped Biochar for the Removal of Toxic...

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                      In June, West Basin Board President Gloria D. Gray publicly declared the District’s ongoing commitment to support and celebrate the diversity of its workforce and the communities served by the District. Commenting on a number of recent events that have occurred throughout the country, President Gray also stated that racial bias and injustice should never...

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                        In the face of a pandemic, economic slump and deepening utilities talent issues, West Valley Water District (WVWD) leadership united a group of Inland Empire water and wastewater utility agencies, local colleges and community stakeholders to launch a groundbreaking initiative, IEWorks, which will help build a strong regional workforce. “In the face of retirements, a growing population and rising demand for water, we...