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  • AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge debuts at Kino Sports Complex July 4

    Jun 30, 2017 | Read More News
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    AZ Pure Water Brew The AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge mobile purification truck will make its Tucson debut Tuesday, July 4 at the 2nd Annual Diamonds in the Sky Celebration at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. 

    Starting at 4:30 p.m., visitors attending the Fourth of July celebration will have the opportunity to tour the mobile water purification system and see first-hand how using a multi-barrier purification process, it’s possible to transform recycled community wastewater into pure drinking water.

    The mobile water purification system is the result of the Pima County Southwest Water Campus winning entry for the New Arizona Prize: Water Innovation Challenge, a philanthropic prize competition to attract innovative ideas. Last November, the team won the $302,500 prize to fulfill the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge, a proposal that involves using reclaimed water to brew beer. 

    With the prize money, the Southwest Water Campus team, which is comprised of members from Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD), Tucson Water, Town of Marana, University of Arizona, Carollo Engineers, CH2M, Clean Water Services and Water Reuse, created a mobile potable reuse treatment facility to travel through various Arizona cities and towns communicating the benefits and overall safety of potable reuse. This mobile purification truck will also produce the pure water given to partner breweries, who will use it to create beer.  

    “We’re excited to show our community that we’re ready to tackle our future water needs,” said Jeff Prevatt, RWRD research and innovative leader. “Visit us to learn more and help us change the perception about potable reuse.”

    The next stop for the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge truck will be the Arizona Get Outdoors Expo in Scottsdale July 15–16. 

    To learn more about the Challenge, visit azpurewaterbrew.org

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