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House Subcommittee Passes FY20 Spending Bill for Water Reuse Investments
Army Corps of Engineers Issues Guidance for Including Water Reuse in Water Management Planning
WateReuse Association Supports the Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act
EPA Releases Draft Study on Managing Oil and Gas Wastewater, Including Reuse
State Updates and Member Profiles
Welcome New Members!
The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new members:
Oklahoma: Norman, Garver Win Award for Water Reuse Facility
WateReuse Association members Norman Utilities Authority (NUA) and Garver received the National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies on May 7 for turning an aging wastewater treatment plant into a water recycling facility that provides water for commercial, industrial, and agricultural use. Garver and NUA collaborated on planning, designing, and building the facility. The plant upgrade was the largest capital improvement project in the City of Norman’s history. Read more.
Texas: East Fork Water Reuse Project Provides Education during Wetlands Month
May is American Wetlands Month and a WateReuse Association member, the North Texas Municipal Water District, is using its East Fork water reuse project to educate the public on how wetlands are used to treat water for reuse. Effluent from the East Fork of the Trinity River is pumped into 2,000 acres of man-made wetlands, where plants and sunlight remove sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorous. The water is eventually pumped to Lavon Lake where it becomes a source for drinking water treatment. Read more.
Xylem Brews Rainwater Beer with Manchester City and Heineken Manchester
WateReuse Association member Xylem is collaborating with the City of Manchester, England and Heineken to produce “Raining Champions,” a limited edition beer made with purified rainwater collected from the roof of the soccer stadium. The brew celebrates the end of season for the Premier League’s reigning champions, Manchester City. The rainwater beer is intended to bring awareness to global water challenges, such as scarcity and flooding. Read more.
Conferences and Events
Webcast: A National Water Reuse Action Plan – How Government and the Water Sector are Collaborating to Develop an Integrated Approach
Join the WateReuse Association on May 21 at 2 pm ET as we talk to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about a new effort to leverage the expertise of the water sector and government to develop a Water Reuse Action Plan that ensures the effective use of the nation’s water resources. A draft plan is scheduled for release and public review at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, September 8-11, 2019, in San Diego. What does the Water Reuse Action Plan mean for the water sector and how can you have a voice at the table? Register today to learn more about this unprecedented effort to coordinate an integrated approach to water reuse across the water sector.
Webcast: Innovative Strategies for Municipal Water Reuse
As the municipal water reuse market experiences unprecedented growth and geographic expansion, where are the best opportunities? Please June us on June 5 at 2 pm to gain insight into the evolving municipal water reuse market, learn how utilities can see a return on their investment in reuse, and get the latest forecasts on how the market is poised to take off on a large scale. Learn More.
- To RSVP to attend in person, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/6hbco4sVPJRosRe46. Detailed driving and parking directions will be provided to those who RSVP.
- To register to participate via webinar, please complete this form: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4714919568173938700 .
2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern ; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Fee: Members: Free; Others: $49
Today’s technology allows us to treat virtually any source of water to meet any need including drinking, but many states lack regulations to allow these projects to move forward. WateReuse Association State Sections are taking the lead in collaborating with regulatory agencies and other stakeholders to develop regulatory frameworks to implement potable reuse. Join us to learn about recent efforts in Colorado and Florida that are paving the way for potable reuse.
The State of Colorado is considering regulating direct potable reuse (DPR). To support this effort, WateReuse Colorado sponsored the formation of an Independent Advisory Expert Panel to develop regulatory guidelines for the state. Larry Schimmoller, chair of the Panel, will review the process used to develop the regulatory guidelines, discuss the specific recommendations included in the guidelines, and present the next steps in the regulatory process.
WateReuse Florida took the initiative to bring together a diverse group of water professionals and end user stakeholders to participate in a consensus base effort to identify and address technical, regulatory, and implementation barriers to potable reuse in Florida. The Florida Potable Reuse Commission was formed to develop a framework document for potable reuse implantation in Florida to augment future water supply and support water quality initiatives. Lynn Spivey, WateReuse Florida President, and Potable Reuse Commission Chair, will be discussing the 18-month effort and the newly published Framework document.
Chair, Independent Advisory Expert Panel, Colorado DPR Framework Project
Global Technology Leader for Water Reuse, Jacobs
Chair, Florida Potable Reuse Commission
President, WateReuse Florida
Director of Utilities, City of Plant City (Florida
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The event includes a meeting of the Board Trustees and a webinar on PFAS.
WateReuse Nevada’s inaugural inter-state gathering for water professionals to discuss current topics and future trends. Topics will cover the current state and future prospects of water recycling in Nevada; state, agency, and industry partnership; and a current look at scientific advancements at Nevada universities.
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Mark your calendars for May 19-20, 2020 for the WateReuse Pacific Northwest annual conference. This year’s conference will be held at King County’s Brightwater Center, an environmental education and event center located on the Brightwater Treatment Plant campus. An impressive conference program is being planned featuring innovative reuse projects, research, education and community outreach, new regulatory directions and an operator session tailored to reuse facility operations.
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