In order to gauge our performance compared to other agencies that are similar in size and structure, SASD launched a statewide benchmarking effort in 2011 called the California Alliance for Sewer System Excellence (CASSE).
This alliance of 24 sewer collection system agencies throughout the state is set to transform collection system performance in California. Some of CASSE’s key goals are to provide a mechanism to share useful documents, develop contact lists of subject matter experts, help share and optimize business processes, ands produce and promote best practices.
CASSE members all share a common goal to improve performance, with a renewed focus on innovation. The group has generated and prioritized a list of focus areas that include the following committees:
- Pressure system operations and maintenance
- SSO data collection and reporting
- Root control program
- Leadership development/employee certification
- Management of collection system by inspection