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March  23, 2020
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Florida Rural Water Association
2970 Wellington Circle
Tallahassee FL 32309
Upcoming Training
Flushing Workshop/Pensacola
Wastewater Process and Control and Troubleshooting/Boca Grande
B/D/C Drinking Water Certification Review/Navarre
1/2/3 Water Distribution Certifcation/Bartow

A/B/D/C Drinking Water Certification Review/Fort Myers
B/D/C Drinking Water Certification Review/Marianna
1/2/3 Water Distribution Certification/Lake City
B/C Wastewater Certification Review/Punta Gorda
B/C Wastewater Certification Review/Tavares
Online Training
May 20-21, 2020
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
855.512.3843 (Group Code 11502D)

The 2020 Flo rida Alabama Joint Training and Technical Conference is less than a month away on May 20-21, 2020. This year's event will be held at the beautiful Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach. For a complete agenda, click here .

Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers while enjoying great training. Our Exhibit Hall will offer a chance to see the latest technology that the industry has to offer. At the end of the day, you can relax with your friends and enjoy the Annual Seafood Boil.  To register, click here.

If you would like to be an exhibitor, the information is available on our website by clicking here.

The hotel reservation cutoff date is April 15,2020. Be sure to mention the Florida Rural Water Association or the code 11502D to take advantage of the reduced rate. Reserve your room today online by clicking the link below or by calling 855.512.3843. There will also be a one time charge to those staying at the Edgewater of $10.00 for parking. This one time charge covers your entire stay.

Complete information is available on the FRWA website by clicking here .
Scholarship Opportunity
Just a reminder that if you would like to apply for the Curtis E.  Lloyd Scholarship you must have your application in by March 31st.   Scholarships are awarded to assist students with tuition, educational fees and/or other expenses. Individual scholarships are will be awarded for up to $1,000.00. Upon completion please submit the application along with a  synopsis of the applicant's educational and professional goals with as much specificity as possible. This information may be mailed to FRWA, 2970 Wellington Circle, Tallahassee FL 32309 or emailed to

National News
Featured Video: Disinfection Byproducts in Tap Water: 5 Things To Know The challenge of disinfection byproduct (DBP) control in drinking water lies in balancing the varying health risks of over 600 known DBPs with the benefits of microbial waterborne illnesses prevented via disinfection. more

Free Compliance Resources for RTCR  What if all the best resources about running a compliant, sustainable public water system were in one place?  more

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant - Disaster Relief Act 2019 Grant Funds  The Agency will make grants to public bodies and private nonprofit corporations, to provide associations Technical Assistance and/or training with respect to essential community facilities programs. more

Proof That Toilet Paper is Flushable  An important reminder. more
State News
Tampa Bay's budget sundae comes with some sprinkles | Florida Politics  The Tampa Bay area drew down more than $21 million for special projects from the House and Senate's annual sprinkle list. more

Budget conference: BRIDG leads Central Florida in 'sprinkle' dollars | Florida Politics  BRIDG, the struggling Osceola County high-tech manufacturing center that's been supported by various government entities over the years, may be getting some aid from the Florida House of Representatives. more

PCB boil water notice set during main repair | Panama City News Herald Officials have set a boil water notice to start Sunday ahead of repairs to Panama City Beach's main water line.  more
This Week in Water History
Chlorination at
Bubbly Creek Filtration Plant

March 18, 1915:  Engineering News article. Liquid Chlorine at the Bubbly Creek Water-Filtration Plant. By C. A. Jennings. "The Bubbly Creek filter plant at the Chicago Stock Yards set the lead in the use of hypochlorite of lime in this country for water disinfection. This was during the summer of 1908. Subsequently experiments were begun at this plant with an electrolytic cell for the production of chlorine from salt brine. These experiments were carried out very extensively and thoroughly. The writer finally concluded that in comparison with hypochlorite and liquid chlorine, the production of chlorine for water disinfection by means of an electrolytic cell was expensive, uncertain and demanded considerable attention.  more

For more articles on what went on this week in water history, click here
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