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2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE / JULY 19-22

The LRWA Annual Conference will be held at the Lafayette CajunDome & Convention Center.

CajunDome
444 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette LA 70506

Host Hotel - DoubleTree by Hilton

1521 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA, 70503

The “HOST” hotel for the LRWA conference is the DoubleTree by Hilton.  All the Annual Conference functions will be held at the CajunDome & Convention Center.  This hotel is about 10 minutes from the CajunDome & Convention Center.

Group Code:  LRU
2 Double Beds = $99 per night
1 King Bed = $109 per night

You can book your hotel room(s) online by clicking the “Hotel” button below or calling 337-235-6111.

Hotel Room Reservation link

Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/CajunDome

2350 West Congress Street, Lafayette, LA, 70506

The overflow for the LRWA conference is the Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette.  All the Annual Conference functions will be held at the CajunDome & Convention Center.  This hotel is across the street from the CajunDome & Convention Center.

Group Code:  RURAL
1/King or 2 Queen Beds = $119 per night

You can book your hotel room(s) online by clicking the “Hotel” button below or calling 337-291-1977.

SEEKING EXPERTS TO PRESENT

At the LRWA 2021 Conference

The Louisiana Rural Water Association has opened the Call for Presentations for the 2021 Annual Conference scheduled for July 19-22 at the CajunDome & Convention Center, Lafayette, Louisiana. Those who are wishing to volunteer to provide presentation(s) for consideration please complete one of the forms below.

Remember sessions should be devoid of advertisement. We are looking for topics relevant to the water and wastewater industry (new technology, security, utility management and board training, etc.). The Conference offers training opportunities for all aspects of the water and wastewater industry, from operation to management to regulation. LRWA offers specialized education and networking opportunities specifically designed for utility managers, town council members and utility board members.

The deadline to submit a conference presentation is March 10, 2021, at which time LRWA will begin selecting presentations for the agenda. We will complete the agenda by the end of March so it is crucial that you contact LRWA by March 10, 2021, if you want to provide a presentation. The call for presentations will remain open until all conference timeslots are filled. The dates needed for the presentations are July 20, 21 & 22 (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday).

Louisiana Rural Water Association Annual conference is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – large and small, municipal and rural – for sessions in operations, management, boardmanship and governance.

Click on the button below to complete form to volunteer for a presentation.  Deadline March 10th!

AWARDS NOMINATION

Click on either the Apply Online button below if you have an outstanding system or outstanding employee, please consider nominating them for one of LRWA’s prestigious awards. Each year LRWA recognizes the systems and system operations specialists (operators) who have gone above and beyond in operations, maintenance, and management of water and wastewater systems as well as outstanding office personnel who are necessary to keep the systems running smoothly. The deadline to submit nominations is March 19, 2021. Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Thank you for your nominations!  Attend the LRWA Conference and find out the winners!!

WATER TASTE TEST

Do you have the best tasting water in Louisiana?

The Louisiana Rural Water Association is looking for the best drinking water from a Public Water System in the state to represent Louisiana’s rural water systems in a nationwide competition for the year 2022. The Taste Test will take place at our Annual Training & Technical Conference on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10:00am. A panel of judges will taste the water samples, the results will be tallied, and the winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The winner will represent Louisiana at the Great American Water Taste Test in Washington D.C. in February, 2022.

It’s all about Good Taste!

Taste Test Rules:
The system must be a member of LRWA
Collect water in a quart size glass container (be sure to package water carefully)
Please do not fill container to the top
DO NOT “chill” water
Label the container with your system name, contact person & phone number
Water will be accepted at the Conference Registration Desk Sunday, July 18th (1pm-4pm) and Monday, July 19th (7am-4pm)
Deadline to submit form if you plan to compete is June 30, 2021. Don’t forget to bring your water sample to the conference.

Click below on the form format you wish to complete.

RUN FOR A BOARD MEMBER POSITION

Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA) now has a new process for anyone wanting to run for a board member position.  If you are interested in serving on the LRWA board, click on Apply Online button below to complete the Board Member Pre-qualification form for pre-qualification.  The LRWA districts that elections will be held for 2021 are District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 

LRWA will be accepting pre-qualification forms April 1-30, 2021

Please read our By-laws (VII section 4) for eligibility requirements.
The PDF below contains the district map and list of current board members whose terms are expiring.


Elections will be held during the Annual Membership Meeting (July 19, 2021, at 1:30 pm) at the CajunDome in Lafayette, LA.

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