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July 13-16
Lake Charles, LA

The Governor’s Phase 2 still has restrictions regarding event facilities (Lake Charles Civic Center and L’Auberge Casino Resort).  There are still restrictions in place regarding large groups and facilities capacity.  Therefore, LRWA has cancel the 2020 Annual Conference.  You may request a refund or transfer to October 12-15, 2020 in Alexandria for the Mini-Conference.


L'Auberge Casino Resort

777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Discounted LRWA Conference Rate – $149.00/tax (15.2%) plus $12.99 daily resort fee
Call 866-580-7444 to make reservations. Group Code is SRLR20.
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 guest per room / Check in time is 4:00pm and check out time is 11:00am
To receive discounted rate, reservations must be made before June 20, 2020
Reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied with first night deposit or guaranteed by credit card.
There will be NO conference events held at this hotel; all events will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center. When LRWA reaches room block capacity at the L’Auberge Casino Resort we will utilize other area hotels for the overflow.

Click here for a list of other area hotels.


At the LRWA 2020 Conference

The Louisiana Rural Water Association has opened the Call for Presentations for the 2020 Annual Conference scheduled for July 13-16 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 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 February 24, 2020, at which time LRWA will begin selecting presentations for the agenda. We will complete the agenda in March so it is crucial that you contact LRWA by February 24, 2020, 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 14, 15 & 16 (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.

Please email Angela Hargrave with your completed form (available in Adobe PDF or Online Web Form.)


Click on either the Online Form, PDF or the MS Word Document format 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 6, 2020. Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

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


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 2021. The Taste Test will take place at our Annual Training & Technical Conference on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 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 15, 2020. The winner will represent Louisiana at the Great American Water Taste Test in Washington D.C. in February, 2021.

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 12th (1pm-5pm) and Monday and July 13th (7am-4pm)
Deadline to submit form if you plan to compete is June 29, 2020. Don’t forget to bring your water sample to the conference.

Adobe PDF can be emailed to Lori Sonnier or faxed to 337-738-5620.

Click below on the form format you wish to complete.


Click on either the Online Form or PDF format below to complete the Board Member Pre-qualification form if you wish to run for a board member seat in your district. Please review the district map below to see which districts are up for elections.

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

Elections will be held during the Annual Membership Meeting (July 13, 2020 at 1:30pm) at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, LA.

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