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  • 02/21/2018 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the CASQA flyer CASQA FCE OVTA Trainings.pdf :  Trash Full Capture Equivalency and On-Land Visual Trash Assessments (OVTA) trainings for municipalities and Non-Traditional MS4s. This training is being offered in 4 locations: Southern California, Central Coast, Sacramento, and North Bay Area.  To register for this training, visit the following web page:

  • 12/15/2017 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the December 14, 2017 Strategic Planning Meeting, this is the schedule as selected for next year.

    January 24, 2018 = Tracy

    February 28, 2018 = San Joaquin County

    March 28, 2018 = Manteca

    April 25, 2018 = Patterson

    May 23, 2018 = Lodi

    June 27, 2018 = Newman

    July 25, 2018 = Ripon

    August 22, 2018 = Stanislaus County

    September 26, 2018 = Escalon

    October 24, 2018 = Ceres

    November 28, 2018 = Riverbank

    December  13, 2018 = Port of Stockton

  • 10/26/2017 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW SB 231 Webinar Powerpoint (PDF)

    Sen. Hertzberg and the Water Foundation hosted a webinar regarding Senate Bill 231 on Oct. 17 to provide guidance on what the legislation does, implementation strategies local agencies can use and the risk of litigation from opponents. The legislation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

    Under Proposition 218, local governments must hold an election to raise taxes and fees with a few exceptions. Those exceptions include fees for essential services such as “sewer, water and refuse collection.” SB 231 provides much needed clarification that the definition of “sewer” includes both sanitary and stormwater services, which is in line with other statutes, court opinions, and dictionary definitions of that term. It also provides a contemporaneous interpretation within Proposition 218.

    In this archived webinar ( ), Sen. Hertzberg, the author of SB 231, and leading thinkers in the field shared their perspectives on what should happen next.

  • 09/08/2017 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The City of West Sacramento is seeking energetic, motivated individuals for the position of

    Administrative Analyst I (Stormwater Programs)!

    Administrative Analyst I-Stormwater.pdf

    (Stormwater Programs)

    $59,508—$72,324 annually, plus benefits!

    Stormwater Supplemental.pdf

    Final Filing Date:

    This recruitment will close upon receipt of 100 applications or 5:00 p.m., September 17, 2017, whichever occurs first.

    This recruitment may close without notice

    Open / Promotional

    Visit us at

  • 01/09/2017 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 25th, 2017 = Manteca

    February 22, 2017 = Escalon

    March 22, 2017 = Lodi

    April 26, 2017 = Newman

    May 18, 2017 = No meeting - Regional Training - Manteca Transit

    June 28, 2017 = Stanislaus County

    July 26, 2017 = Patterson

    August 23, 2017 = Tracy 

    September 20, 2017 = San Joaquin County

    October 25, 2017 = Ceres

    November 15 or 29 (TBD) = Ripon

    December 14 (?) = Port of Stockton annual Strategic Planning Meeting

    For those agencies who did not attend the meeting, we need 2 of you to step up and take either April, May or August meetings.


  • 11/02/2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CASQA: Webinar - Program Effectiveness Assessment


    Wednesday, November 2, 2016   

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    CASQA will be holding a free Program Effectiveness Assessment 


    Click here for CASQAlert pdf and links to Webinar.

    California Stormwater Quality Association | CASQA

    P.O. Box 2105

    Menlo Park, CA 94026-2105

    650.366.1042 (voicemail only)


    CASQA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management, science, and regulation.

  • 09/21/2016 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register for Workshops

    So far, there are 52 workshops for you to choose from - all over California; including the nine workshops perfect for MS4s.  All you have to do is find one near you and register! Finding a workshop is easy with our workshop map, or if you want to sort through the workshops, you can do that using the list available on the Workshop page.

    For more information and to register, follow this link - 

  • 07/21/2016 9:26 AM | Deleted user

    As of July 21, 2016 (These are not the NEW LIST FROM THE STATE WATERBOARD)

    *** Trash Capturing Devices Info ***

    (1) Approved List of Trash Capturing Device (Download)

    (2) Some more info at

    If you have any questions, please contact the administrator via

  • 03/21/2016 10:20 AM | Deleted user

    The SJVSWQP group is to have a MWELO related PowerPoint Presentation on Wed, March 23rd, 2016. 

    Download: A PowerPoint File for the MWELO Presentation

  • 03/21/2016 10:14 AM | Deleted user

    Download: 2016 CASQA Trash Policy Amendment Documents

    Webcast: CASQA (California Stormwater Quality Association) – “TRASH POLICY AMENDMENT”

    Hosting City: City of Patterson

    Time: March 10th, 2016, 9AM – 3PM

    Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 1 Plaza, Patterson, CA  95363


    Background:     On April 7, 2015, the State Water Board adopted an Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California (Ocean Plan) to Control Trash and Part 1 Trash Provision of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries (ISWEBE Plan). Together, they are collectively referred to as 'the Trash Amendments'. The project objective for the Trash Amendments is to provide statewide consistency for the Water Boards' regulatory approach to protect aquatic life and public health beneficial uses, and reduce environmental issues associated with trash in state waters, while focusing limited resources on high trash generating areas. 


    Purpose/Goal(s): To obtain information regarding this new amendment that is being adopted by the State for all MS4 Phase IIs.  The State will be sending letters to all Phase IIs within the next month or so requiring Cities to respond within 90 days on how they will comply with the new requirements of 100% trash capture policy.  There is two tracts (Tract 1 & Tract 2) that Phase IIs can select from.  One of the tracts will require implementation / retrofit of existing infrastructure to ensure that no trash enters the storm system/waterways.  This will cost money on installing trash capturing devices as well as high on-going maintenance costs.  If Cities go with this Tract, they will be given up to 10 years to implement.  The second option is to implement enhanced BMPs (such as additional street sweeping in target areas), but Cities will probably be required to produce some type of plan/effectiveness study to prove that this will work.  So in order for Phase IIs to make the decision that is best for their Cities, it is important to become familiar with this policy.


    In the meantime, Cities need to start looking at their overall Land Use priority areas and start working on desktop cost estimates for both options.


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