American Water to Present Research at WateReuse Symposium

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Mark LeChevallier will present the company's Legionella research

American Water announced Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of innovation and environmental stewardship, will give a presentation at the 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Denver Sept. 15 to 18, 2013.

LeChevallier’s presentation will highlight American Water’s Legionella research. In April, American Water was awarded a research grant from the WateReuse Research Foundation to develop risk management strategies for Legionella in reclaimed water systems. The project utilizes “conventional, culture-based, and state-of-the-art molecular procedures” to better understand reclaimed water quality and establish its relationship with Legionella occurrence and inactivation.

Also during the conference, American Water's Dr. Patrick Jjemba, Environmental Scientist, will give a presentation on “American Water’s Best Management Practices to Protect Reclaimed Water Quality Following Storage and Distribution.”

The 28th Annual WateReuse Symposium is presented by the WateReuse Assn. and cosponsored by the Water Environment Federation and the American Water Works Assn.

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