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Annual Conference
July 14-19, 2024
Lake Charles Event Center
Lake Charles, LA
Photo taken by Malcolm Cowdin
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Confirmation Letters
Classroom/Day Pass

Letters are in alphabetical order by last name.

Scroll through the list and locate your letter   OR   hold down the ctrl + F key on the keyboard simultaneously, type in the last name of the person whose letter you are looking for, and press enter.

Once you have located the letter you want to print, click on it and print the current page only     OR   specify the page number to print.

NOTE:  DO NOT forget to select the CURRENT page or page number when printing or ALL confirmation letters will print.


Exhibitors/Vendors are listed alphabetically, scroll through the list or hold down the ctrl + F key on the keyboard simultaneously and type in the search bar the company name whose letter or Complimentary Day Pass (for system employees) you are searching.

Once you locate the needed confirmation letter, click print and specify the current page or enter the page number or you will print everyone’s letter.

NOTE:  DO NOT forget to select the CURRENT page when printing or ALL confirmation letters will print.

Host Hotel

L’Auberge Casino Resort
777 Avenue L’Auberge; Lake Charles, LA 70601

Call 866-580-7444 to make reservations.     Group Code is SLARW24

Or online at and enter the group code SLARW24

Reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first-night deposit or guaranteed by a credit card.
Reservations not canceled twenty-four hours before arrival will be charged for the first night’s room and tax.

Discounted LRWA Conference rate $139.00
A daily resort fee of $13.99 plus 15.20% tax will be charged.
The resort fee includes:  pool & lazy river access; pool towel usage; guestroom WIFI; fitness center; bottled water; in-room coffee; HBO; unlimited local calls; self-service business center; print boarding pass; overnight valet parking; trolley service; & turndown service upon request

Maximum of 4 guests per room / Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM

To receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by 8:00 am on June 21, 2024

There will be NO conference events held at this hotel, all events will be held at the Lake Charles Event (Civic) Center.  When LRWA reaches room block capacity at the L’Auberge Casino Resort we will utilize other area hotels for the overflow.  (we can not add additional rooms to the block as reservation personnel will tell you)

If your system is Tax-exempt and you have a reservation at L’Auberge they ask you to send them your tax-exempt paperwork before check-in. If the paperwork is not present, they will charge taxes.


Click here for the overflow hotel list.

NEW -- Live Band at L'Auberge Wednesday Evening
Wednesday, July 17th -- 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us at the L’Auberge Casino Resort on Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for an unforgettable evening sponsored by several exhibitors. Enjoy live music, delicious appetizers, and a selection of beverages while networking and creating lasting connections. The event will be in the Ballroom (ABC) on the first floor. Remember, wearing your LRWA name badge is essential for entry; feel free to bring a guest along, but make sure they also have a name badge to join in the excitement.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition

Demonstration/Presentation at Booth - Thursday, July 18
Share your Expertise with Future Leaders!

The Louisiana Rural Water Association is looking for exhibitors who wish to provide a 30-minute demonstration/presentation at your booth for the LRWA’s Annual Conference scheduled for July 15-18 at the Lake Charles Event (Civic) Center, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Those who wish to volunteer to provide a presentation for consideration please complete the form below.

We are looking for topics relevant to the water and wastewater industry (new technology, security, utility management, 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 April 29, 2024, at which time LRWA will begin selecting presentations for the agenda.

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

Click to the right to complete the form.

24 Hour Technical Session Presenter Request ended March 11th.
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 2025.

The taste test will be held at the LRWA office in Kinder on April 30, 2024.  All entries will be judged, and the winner will be announced during our Annual Conference at the Awards Luncheon Ceremony on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. 

It’s all about Good Taste!

          • Taste Test Rules:
          • System must be a member of LRWA
          • Container must be quart size glass
          • Do Not fill glass container to the top
          • Do Not “Chill” water
          • Label container with system name, contact person, and contact phone number
          • Entry form must be submitted by Friday, April 26th
          • Water must be received by Monday, April 29th!  It can be brought or mailed to LRWA, 1325 3rd Ave., Kinder, La 70648

Word Document or PDF can be emailed to or faxed to 337-738-5620.

Click below on the form format you wish to complete. 

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