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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

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference & Expo @ Savannah Convention Center
Jul 14 – Jul 17 all-day

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference & Expo

The Annual Conference & Expo is targeted towards everyone in and around the State of Georgia involved in water and/or wastewater which includes, but is not limited to, Utility Directors, Operators, City/State/County Government Officials, Manufacturers Representatives, Consultants and Engineers. Learn more.

Arizona Water Reuse Symposium @ Little America Hotel in Flagstaff
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day
Arizona Water Reuse Symposium @ Little America Hotel in Flagstaff

The 2019 Arizona Water Reuse Symposium co-hosted by WateReuse Arizona and AZ Water Association will be held July 28 – 30, 2019 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona. We will kick off the event with our welcome reception and 4th Annual Purple Water Balloon Battle on Sunday evening. Our Monday evening dinner will return to Hart Prairie Lodge at Snow Bowl and this year, attendees have the option to take a Sunset chair lift ride up and down before dinner.


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2019 WateReuse Arizona Awards

The 2019 WateReuse Arizona Awards will be presented during the Arizona Water Reuse Symposium.
Deadline to nominate: June 14, 2019

WateReuse Arizona will present awards in the following categories:
1. Project of the Year
2. Program of the Year
3. Person of the Year


Little America Hotel Flagstaff
2515 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 779-7900

A block of rooms has been set aside for symposium attendees through July 7th. The room rate of $145 per night will be honored thereafter for symposium attendees, but only based on availability of rooms. Ask for group sales and mention “Water Reuse Symposium” to receive the discounted rate, or use this link:



For any questions about sponsorship, please contact Jeff Biggs at jeff.biggs@tucsonaz.gov


34th Annual WateReuse Symposium @ Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm
34th Annual WateReuse Symposium @ Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina | San Diego | California | United States

The 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium is your one stop for all things water reuse. Whether you are new to reuse or an experienced veteran, a robust collection of concurrent sessions covering key policy, technology, operational, and research issues allows you to customize a unique Symposium experience. Plenary sessions explore the broader policy and planning issues that will shape the future.

2020 WateReuse California Annual Conference @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm
2021 WateReuse California Annual Conference @ Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm

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