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2021 LRWA Annual Conference

July 19-22

Lafayette CajunDome & Convention Center

444 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70506

Classroom/Exhibitor Confirmation Letters

Instruction for finding & printing your confirmation letter.

  1. Click the button below that corresponds with the type of confirmation you are look for such as Classroom or Exhibitor.
  2. Letters are in alphabetical order by last name or you can hold down the ctrl + F key on the keyboard simultaneously and type in the last name of the person whose letter you are looking.
  3. Enter.
  4. Once you have located the letter you want to print, click on it and print the current page.
    NOTE:  DO NOT forget to select the CURRENT page when printing or ALL confirmation letters will print.

 

                                                                                                                                                                   

 

EXHIBITOR COMPLIMENTARY DAY-PASS DEFINITION:
**The Day-Pass is only to be given to water/wastewater system personnel that wish to tour the exhibit hall during the conference.  This does not allow them to attend any classes.  Also, this is not for another company/vendor to tour the exhibit hall.  If a company wishes to tour the exhibit hall, they must purchase a vendor day pass.  If you will have additional representatives in your booth, please email the LRWA with their name, title, and email so that we can add them to your exhibitor registration.  We are asking that if you could please limit the number of people in a booth per day to 4 representatives. 

Comfort Suites Oil Center

114 Rue Femand, Lafayette, LA, 70508

LRWA has added the Comfort Suites Oil Center for attendees to use for the conference since the other hotels’ room blocks are filled.   All the Annual Conference functions will be held at the CajunDome & Convention Center.  This hotel is approximately 12 minutes from the CajunDome & Convention Center.  It is right down the road from the “Double Tree” hotel.

Group Code/Mention:  LA Rural Water Association  / XD31Q3
1/King or 2 Queen Beds Suites = $149 per night

You can book your hotel room(s) online by clicking the “Hotel” button below or calling local phone #337-981-5512 or national phone #888-236-2427.

The reservation deadline July 8th

SpringHill Suites Lafayette South at River Ranch

321 Settlers Trace Blvd, Lafayette, LA, 70508

LRWA has added the SpringHill Suites Lafayette South at River Ranch for attendees to use for the conference since the other hotels’ room blocks are filled.   All the Annual Conference functions will be held at the CajunDome & Convention Center.  This hotel is approximately 12 minutes from the CajunDome & Convention Center.

Group Code/Mention:  LA Rural Water Association
1/King or 2 Queen Beds Suites = $114 per night

You can book your hotel room(s) online by clicking the “Hotel” button below or calling local phone #337-981-5512 or national phone #888-236-2427.

The reservation deadline July 5th

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.

Reservation Deadline to receive discount rate June 18th.

Hotel Room Reservation link                                                   ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT

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.

Reservation deadline June 27th — however Tuesday & Wednesday nights are sold out.

                                                  ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT

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 the form 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 31, 2021, at which time LRWA will begin selecting presentations for the agenda. We will complete the agenda by the end of April so it is crucial that you contact LRWA by March 31, 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 the form to volunteer for a presentation.  Deadline March 31st!

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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