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July 19 , 2019
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40th FRWA Annual Conference
August 5-7, 2019
Hilton Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach FL 32118
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The 2019 FRWA Annual Conference is a little over a week away, but we still have space for more attendees.  This years Conference is gearing up to be the most exciting one yet! Our agenda covers over 50 topics with speakers that are experts in their field from all over the state giving you the opportunity to earn1.5 CEUs by attending both the Pre-Conference and the Conference sessions. This year's Conference is packed full of training, door prizes, and plenty of food!  For a complete agenda, click here.
Our Exhibit Hall is sold out! You will want to check it out to see all the latest in inovations that the industry has to offer. Get a hands on demonstration of the newest technology by experts in their field. Our Exhibitors are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have related to their product and your utility.  For a layout of the Exhibit Hall, click here. 
Carl Hongell Golf Tournament  We will kick things off with the Twenty-Third Annual Carl Hongell Memorial Golf Tournament. It will be even more exciting since it will be played at the LPGA Golf Course!  Click here for more information on the Tournament.
Best Tasting Water Contest  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 to represent Florida in the Great American Taste Test in Washington DC in February.    For more information click here.
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!
For complete information, click here. See you in Daytona!
National News
Louisiana governor addresses rural water issues Franklin Sun  Gov. John Bel Edwards said he was glad to be in Lake Charles on Tuesday and was grateful that Hurricane Barry didn't bring as much rainfall to the state as initially anticipated. more

Louisiana Senate creates rural water committee Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Rural Water Infrastructure Committee was formed after Senate Bill 170 was passed and Gov John Bel Edwards signed off on it.  more

Hurricane Barry: Why it dropped much less rain than expected CityLab  Before Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana over the weekend as a tropical storm, forecasters predicted potentially dire impacts for the coast. more

Hurricane Barry: Lessons from a disaster that wasn't WaterNow Alliance  Last Wednesday, I stared at the long thin, shovel that sat in the back of my car. more

PFAS in Biosolids Report by Environmental Health News: Maine dairy cows' milk contains exorbitant levels of PFAS from treated sewage sludge applied in 2004; more
State News
Despite threats from hurricanes and rising seas, populations continue to swell along the coast  Despite threats from hurricanes and rising seas, populations continue to swell along the coast more

No Water Service In Fort Lauderdale And Other Cities For At Least 24 Hours | WJCT  People who get their water from the city of Fort Lauderdale should be prepared to have no water for the next 24 to 36 hours--city officials announced this morning. more

Water main break in Fort Lauderdale brings big headache for residents, businesses | Local 10 Hotels and restaurants were among the businesses that were forced to shut down Thursday or make some kind of contingency plan after a water main break in Fort Lauderdale shut off water to thousands of customers.  more

Jane Castor may have a fight on her hands over Tampa's 'toilet-to-tap' project | Tampa Bay Times Tampa's mayor pulled a funding request related to the wastewater reuse project Thursday before council could vote it down. more

Water service restored to much of Fort Lauderdale following water main break | Local 10 Water service was restored to much of Fort Lauderdale on Thursday afternoon, thanks to a short-term fix, after a water main break left the city and neighboring municipalities without water service. more

How To Make Jacksonville More 'Resilient': 2 Committees' Suggestions | WUFT In early 2019, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced he was putting together an ad hoc committee on sea level rise. more

Higher water and sewer bills look more likely in Sarasota | Herald Tribune   A massive, $300 million overhaul of Sarasota's neglected water and sewer infrastructure cannot be postponed, city more
This Week in Water History

July 19, 1911 New York's Filtration Plant and Park."New York, N. Y.   The illustration is a sketch of the Jerome Park reservoir, for which Commissioner Thompson has been allowed an appropriation of $8,690,000 showing how it will look when half of it is roofed over and a park laid out on top of it. It is estimated that it will take about four years to complete the work, by which time the reservoir park will be made accessible by one of the new transit lines. The filter will be of the mechanical type and will have a capacity of 400,000,000 gallons a day."

Commentary: 1911? What ever happened to the filtration plant planned for the Croton water supply? Plans for it were shelved when chlorination appeared to solve many of the bacteriological problems with this supply. Now, 100+ years later, filtration of this water supply has become a reality. The modern plant is now operational.

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