Wipes Webinar 1: Legislative and Public Outreach Efforts
June 18, 2020
After 10 years of struggling with wipes, are California’s wastewater professionals getting closer to some relief? Join this important wipes webinar facilitated by Diana Messina with the State Water Board to learn how agencies and associations are resolving the crisis and steps you can take to slow the unending waves of wipes hitting your system.
CASA’s Jessica Gauger and Jared Voskhul will talk about the history of wipes and why so many are ending up in wastewater. They’ll also discuss CASA’s evolving legislative strategies and an update on negotiations with manufacturers. Next, Jared will share recent national studies about the impacts of wipes on agencies. Learn how you can help build an even stronger case for regulations by contributing to CASA’s research efforts.
In the second half, two communications professionals, Emily Barnett with Central San and Roni Gehlke, representing Ironhouse Sanitary District, will talk about successful wipes outreach tactics you can use. Central San has developed multiple successful and award-winning outreach campaigns related to wipes. There are creative ways to obtain outreach materials and the cost of running advertising in your region might be less than you expect.