Clean Water Services shared a new video Tuesday that follows the progress of the Pure Water Brew competition, from water collection and purification to brewing and judging. The 3 minute video is available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/9Sk8TJ2sxE8 and on Dropbox: https://db.tt/EHDKIwNR
The Pure Water Brew Competition was the first-ever challenge to home brewers to create the best tasting suds with water drawn from the Tualatin River immediately downstream from one of Oregon’s largest wastewater treatment plants. This week, the top four beers were featured at the WateReuse Association’s One Water Innovations Gala in New Orleans as part of WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference.
The competition was a unique public/private collaboration of the Oregon Brew Crew, Clean Water Services and Carollo Engineers to get people talking about water.
In June, 1,000 gallons of water was pulled from the Tualatin River immediately downstream from Clean Water Services’ wastewater treatment facility, where the flow is 30 percent effluent. The water was put through Clean Water Services’ high purity water treatment system to clean it above and beyond drinking water standards. After purification, the water was offered to Portland-area home brewers who used it to brew beer for the Oregon Brew Crew’s groundbreaking Pure Water Brew competition. Thirteen brewers crafted 16 styles of beer.
Sponsors of the competition are Carollo Engineering, a national environmental engineering firm that produces water treatment systems and the Oregon Brew Crew, one of the oldest and largest home brewing associations in the country.
About Clean Water Services
Everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health, while enhancing the natural environment. Combining science and nature, we clean water and return it to the Tualatin River so it can be used again. More than 500,000 customers enjoy clean water and healthy rivers and streams as a result of our innovative water management solutions, drainage management, water-quality and stream-enhancement projects, habitat protection and more.
About the WateReuse Association
The WateReuse Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the beneficial and efficient uses of high-quality, locally produced, sustainable water sources for the betterment of society and the environment through advocacy, education and outreach, research, and membership
About Carollo Engineers
For 80 years, Carollo Engineers has provided a full range of innovative planning, design and construction management services to meet the water and wastewater needs of municipalities, public agencies, private developers and industrial firms. To learn more about how Carollo is “Working Wonders With Water®”, call (800) 523-5826 or visitwww.carollo.com.
About Oregon Brew Crew
Headquartered in Portland, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation.