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June 18, 2018

33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium: Quenching Our Thirst: Potable Reuse Track Provides Latest Learning and Information on What’s Happening Across the Country


Washington Update

Senate Committee Advances EPA Spending Bill

Senate Committee Discusses Bill Expanding WIFIA to Reclamation

Waters of the United States Rule Faces Another Hurdle


State Updates and Member Profiles

Welcome New Members!

The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new members:

California: WateReuse California Joins Operator Certification Program

The WateReuse California (WRCA) Board of Trustees recently contributed $25,000 to the Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) Operator Certification Program, which is being developed by the CA-NV Section of the American Water Works Association and the CA Water Environment Association. WRCA believes an AWT Operator Certificate Program will help increase public confidence in potable water reuse. The California State Water Resources Control Board recommended an AWT Operator Certification Program in its 2016 Direct Potable Reuse report to the California Legislature. For information about WRCA’s involvement in this effort, please contact Charles LaSalle.

California: Construction Progresses on Treatment Facilities in Paso Robles

WateReuse Association member the City of Paso Robles is building new tertiary treatment facilities, with 60 percent of the construction now completed. These facilities will produce recycled water for irrigation that will help solve the problem of declining groundwater levels. The facilities will also enable the city to comply with more strict requirements for release of treated water to the Salinas River. The project will be complete and in operation by Jan. 2019. Read More.

Florida: SWFWMD to Co-Fund Reclaimed Water Master Plan for Hernando County

WateReuse Association member the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) is co-funding a new Reclaimed Water Master Plan for the Hernando County Utility that will provide ecological benefit and cost-effective use of the water. Several options are under consideration for the future of reclaimed water in the county that include aquifer recharge, irrigation, and agriculture. Read More.

Wisconsin: Paper Mill Partners with Local Utility to Build Reclaimed Water System

Green Bay Packaging announced plans to partner with NEW Water, Green Bay’s local metropolitan water treatment facility, to construct a reclaimed water system at a new $500 million paper mill that will use recycled water for production and not discharge any wastewater back into the environment. The new facility will replace a 71-year-old plant, allow the company to double production, and add 200 new full-time jobs. Groundbreaking is scheduled for September 2018. Read More.


Association News

Dallas-Fort Worth Utilities Discuss Water Reuse with WRA Executive Director

2018 Awards for Excellence in Water Reuse: Nominations Due June 27

The WateReuse Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Water Reuse through Wednesday, June 27. The WateReuse Awards for Excellence celebrate communities, businesses, public-private partnerships, non-profit organizations and individuals that are making significant contributions toward advancing the adoption of water reuse in their community or elsewhere. The award categories have been modernized to showcase and celebrate the wide range of innovative ways in which water reuse is being deployed across the country, and the individuals and organizations leading these efforts. Learn More.


Conferences and Events

Webcast: From Collection System to Tap: Designing Direct Potable Reuse Systems for Resilience

How can you build a potable reuse system that runs without disruption and gives you the ability to respond to and recover from issues quickly? Join us on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 pm EDT to learn about a new Water Research Foundation report that provides direct potable reuse (DPR) resilience guidance essential for any utility planning, designing or considering a DPR system. The webcast will discuss DPR resilience techniques at each stage from wastewater source control through wastewater treatment, advanced water treatment, and distribution. The presenters will also discuss application of risk assessment methods to aid decision makers in evaluating resilience enhancing alternatives and identifying alternatives associated with the maximum risk reduction per triple bottom cost — people, plant and profit. Register Now.

 Upcoming Events

Arizona Water Reuse Symposium 2022
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

AZ Water Association and the Arizona Section of WateReuse Association will once again bring together thought leaders from across the Southwest for our annual symposium at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona July 24 – 26, 2022. Attendee and Sponsorship registration is now open with early-bird pricing expiring on July 7, 2022.  A block of rooms has been set aside for symposium attendees through July 7th, 2022.  Program agenda coming soon.

Sunday:  Kick-off Reception and 6th Annual Purple Water Balloon Battle at 5:00 PM.  Pick a team/t-shirt color (ASU, NAU, UA or Purple if you want to be Switzerland) and get in the game.

Monday:  Full day of Symposium sessions with breakfast & lunch at Little America Hotel.  Shuttle to dinner at Hart Prairie Lodge at Snow Bowl with sunset ski-lift rides.

Tuesday: Half-day of Symposium sessions including breakfast.

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2022 WateReuse California Annual Conference @ Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day
2022 WateReuse California Annual Conference @ Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco

Our Annual Conference is where California’s water recycling community comes together each year to learn, network, and discover the latest trends in the design, management, operation, and use of water recycling facilities and projects.

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