Back by popular demand, the 2019 Fortieth Florida Rural Water Association's Annual Technical and Training Conference will be held at the beautiful Hilton Daytona Beach/Ocean Walk Village in exciting Daytona Beach, Florida with the room rates starting at $112.00 (this rate does not include an additional $8.00 per day for self parking) plus tax. You will want to bring the entire family to take advantage of all the amenities that Daytona Beach has to offer. Hurry and make your reservation early by calling 386.254.8200 (M-F/9-5) or go online at https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DABDHHF-FRWA19-20190804/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG and mention Florida Rural Water to take advantage of the great room rate!
We will kick things off with the Twenty-Forth Annual Carl Hongell Memorial Golf Tournament. It will be even more exciting since it will be played at the LPGA Golf Course!
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Don't forget to bring your water sample to the Registration booth before 2:00 on Tuesday to participate in this year's Best Tasting Water Contest. The winner will be announced at the Exhibitor Social in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday evening and will have the opportunity of representing Florida in the Great American Taste Test in Washington DC in February.
As always there will be plenty of door prizes to given away and a lot of good food! These and other activities will keep you informed, inspired, and motivated so that we can help you to make sure the future of the water and wastewater industry in Florida is bright.
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This Week in Water History
First Pracitical Desalination Plant
June 21, 1961: "President John Kennedy pressed a switchinstalled in his office in Washington DC to dedicate first practical plant for the conversion of seawater to drinking water; built in less than a year at a cost of $1.5 million at Freeport, Texas by the Dow Chemical Co.; capable of producing about a million gallons of water a day, supplying fresh water to the city of Freeport at a cost of about $1.25 per thousand gallons; May 8, 1961 - Office of Saline Water, U.S. Department of the Interior opened the plant; reverse osmosis has replaced large-scale evaporation method used then as scientific advances have produced special polymers suitable for use as filtering membranes."
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