American Water Works Association: Imagine A Day Without Water

Imagine: No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. But many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water 2018 is the fourth annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water. #ValueWater #ADayWithoutWater

Thank you American Water Works Association.


Join us next week for a desalination Lunch & Learn at the Texas State Capitol. Bill Norris will be presenting and you don’t want to miss it! We’ll also be doing a wine bottle drawing so don’t forget to bring your business cards. Texas Desalination Association
Please RSVP to Tucker Frazier,


2018 World Water Day

What is World Water Day?

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.

Drinking Water Week 2016

For more than 35 years the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Please join AWWA and NorrisLeal as we celebrate water! Credit: American Water Works Association 

World Water Day 2016

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. It has been held annually since then. Each year, UN-Water — the entity that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation — sets a theme for World Water Day corresponding to a current or future challenge. The engagement campaign is coordinated by one or several of the UN-Water Members with a related mandate. 

Corpus Christi, Texas: Refinery Terminal Fire Company Project Underway

NorrisLeal (NL) is underway with the installation of Dissolved Air Filtration (DAF) unit for the Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) to treat wastewater generated from fire fighter training activities. NL designed and is currently constructing the facility in about one week to minimize down time of the training facility. RTFC, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, provides fire training for industrial companies world wide. This Project will be completed this week.

Texas Desal Delegation tours the Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Plant

A Texas Desal Delegation attended the International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress 2015 last week in San Diego, California.

Attendees toured the Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Plant, the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. The Desalination plant, located at the Encina Power Station, will provide 50 million gallons of desalinated seawater per day. Significant economic benefits for the region include the creation of 2,500 jobs during construction and approximately 25 full-time employees and 175 indirect jobs once the facility is in operation, and $50 million in annual spending throughout the region once operational.

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to IDE Technologies & Poseidon Water for the in-depth tour.