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July 23, 2018


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Washington Update

WateReuse Urges Appropriators to Agree to Increased Title XVI Funding

House Passes FY19 Funding Bill for EPA

House Passes Stormwater Infrastructure Task Force Bill

Senate Committee Examines DOI Reorganization Proposal

Member Input Needed – Stormwater and On-site Water Recycling Advocacy Principles


State Updates and Member Profiles

Welcome New Members!

The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new members:

California: Fresno and Clovis Pursue Permitting for Potable Reuse

WateReuse Association member the City of Fresno and the City of Clovis are among 22 agencies working with the state Water Board on permits to purify recycled water for drinking. Eventually, Fresno plans to add purified water to existing groundwater recharge facilities that allow the water to percolate back into the aquifer over a period of time and mix with the existing freshwater supply. The permitting processes for the two cities is expected to be completed in one to two years. Read More.

Georgia: Mercedes-Benz Stadium Implements Water Reuse, Earns Highest LEED Score

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, has earned the highest LEED score for a sports venue, in part because of a water reuse program. A 680,000-gallon cistern catches rainwater for reuse in a 1.1-million-gallon cooling tower and for landscape irrigation use. The stadium features waterless urinals and water-efficient fixtures that, in aggregate, use 47 percent less water. The U.S. Green Building Council reports that more than 30 LEED-certified sports venues are open (or opening soon) throughout the country. Read More.

Virginia: Hampton Road Wins U.S. Water Prize for Water Recycling Program

WateReuse Association member Hampton Roads Sanitation District received the U.S. Water Prize from the U.S. Water Alliance for its SWIFT water recycling initiative. The U.S. Water Prize, awarded to HRSD in the public sector category, celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to water challenges. The SWIFT programs adds purified water to the Potomac Aquifer, the primary source of drinking water in eastern Virginia. Read More.

Singapore Makes Beer Using Recycled Water

NewBrew, a limited edition American Pale Ale, was produced using the recycled water known as Newater, Singapore’s own brand of recycled water to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Singapore International Water Week. The beer was created by the national water agency and local microbrewery Brewerkz to demonstrate Singapore’s recycled water is within international standards of safe drinking water. The concept of using purified recycled water to brew beer as an outreach tool was pioneered by WateReuse Association member Clean Water Services and introduced at the 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Seattle in 2015. Read More.

Florida: Second Potable Reuse Commission Workshop Scheduled for Wednesday

Florida’s Potable Reuse Commission will convene its second workshop on Wednesday, July 25 at the Osceola County UF/IFAS Extension in Kissimmee, Florida. The eleven-member commission, chaired by WateReuse Florida, aims to develop a framework for potable reuse implementation in Florida. The workshop will review a summary of recommendations gathered from stakeholders and discuss topics to be covered in a planned direct potable reuse guidance document. Learn More.


Conferences and Events

Abstract Due July 26 for the 2019 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition

Submit an Abstract by July 26 to be considered for a place on the program at the 2019 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition to be held February 25 – March 1, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference explores how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. Each year the conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting and membrane bioreactor applications. The conference is presented by the American Membrane Technology Association and American Water Works Association. The WateReuse Association is a supporting partner.

 Upcoming Events

9th Annual Water Reuse in Texas Conference: Extending our Water Frontier @ Embassy Suites
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Co-Produced by WateReuse Texas, WEAT and TAWWA, the Water Reuse in Texas Conference is Monday-Tuesday, July 20-21 in Frisco, TX.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2020 Water Reuse Texas Conference. Submit your abstract by April 10, 2020, to be a part of the reuse conversation in Texas. Abstracts must be one page or less and include the title, author(s), and up to three subject areas within the broad categories of:

  • Utility Operations,
  • Follow the Money
  • Water Reuse Planning
  • Water Quality Issues
  • Industrial Issues
  • Other

All abstract submissions are through the online form at: https://forms.gle/abJtrJxJN51f…

Additional detail can be found on the Call for Abstracts Flyer- Coming Soon.

Seeking Nominations for the Ed Archuleta Award

The purpose of the Ed Archuleta Award is to encourage and recognize water reuse leaders and those who have made outstanding contributions in the field of water reuse within the State of Texas. Please submit all nominations by May 15, 2020.

For more information please see the nomination form.

Registration includes admittance to:

  • Reuse 101: – 1-5PM, July 20
  • Conference Night Out Event: 6-9PM, July 21
  • Technical Program: 8:30AM-4:30PM, July 21

NEW Latest Technologies in Emerging Contaminants Workshop:

  • Collaboration with the WEF Disinfection & Public Health Committee
  • Additional Registration Fee- $60
  • 10AM-1PM, July 20

Registration Form- Coming Soon

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Place your organization’s name in front of senior managers and decision makers. Sponsorship is available at three levels, the benefits of each tier are listed in the sponsorship form- coming soon.

  • Silver Sponsor- $350
  • Gold Sponsor- $500
  • Reception Sponsor- $750
  • Lanyard Sponsor – SOLD OUT, Carollo
  • Banner Sponsor – SOLD OUT, Plummer

Exhibitor Opportunities:

Exhibitor registration is now open. Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 8×10 booths are $400 apiece. Fill out the Exhibitor Registration Form and return it to the WEAT office.


Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Conference Center

7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas, 75034, USA

Conference Room Rate: $139/night. Mention Water Reuse to get the conference room rate. Reservations must be made by July 5, 2020, to receive the special rate. For reservations call: 1.972.712.7200

2020 Arizona Water Reuse Symposium @ Little America Hotel
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

2020 Arizona Water Reuse Symposium, August 23-25 at Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, Arizona

35th Annual WateReuse Symposium @ Hilton Denver City Center
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day
35th Annual WateReuse Symposium @ Hilton Denver City Center

The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the nation’s premier conference on water recycling and the only conference dedicated solely to water reuse laws, policy, funding, research, technology, and public acceptance.

Save the Date!

35th Annual WateReuse Symposium
Hilton Denver City Center
Denver, Colorado
September 13-16. 2020

Call for Abstracts coming soon!

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