Transforming Water, Sustaining Our Future

The WateReuse Association is the nation’s only trade association solely dedicated to advancing laws, policy, funding, and public acceptance of recycled water. Established in California in 1990, WateReuse now has members in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries. Become a member!

Education and Outreach

WateReuse develops tools and resources to educate the public on the value of recycled water.

Profiles in Reuse: Potable Reuse

This flyer informs ratepayers, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the safety and reliability of using purified water as part of the drinking water supply.

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Profiles in Reuse: Industrial Reuse

What is the business case for industry to invest in water recycling? This flyer highlights the benefits of industrial reuse and showcases examples.

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Recycled Water Coast to Coast

This flyer and infographic highlights examples of how investment in water reuse is building modern, sustainable, and stable communities around the nation.

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National Water Reuse Action Plan

The U.S. EPA and federal partners released the WRAP on February 27, 2020 to accelerate the adoption of water reuse across the nation.

Recycled Water User Network

The Recycled Water User Network™ is a members-only network for businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations that use recycled water.

WateReuse Leaders Circle

The Leaders Circle provides an opportunity for our members to increase their engagement through educational, networking and advocacy opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Featured Event

A Sustainable Solution to Meet Data Center Water Needs – Water Reuse, Innovation and Partnership

11 am PT | 2 pm ET (1 hour) WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49 PDHs: 1 Register Now! According to...

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Featured Event

2023 WateReuse Symposium

Marriott Marquis Atlanta

The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the premier conference on water recycling — attracting more than 800 water professionals globally for...

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Latest News

Reflecting on A Legacy at SAWS

With San Antonio Water System (SAWS) legend Steven Clouse retiring at the end of this year, WateReuse Texas Managing Director Noelle George sat down with him to discuss his 37-year history at SAWS, the process of diversifying the city’s water supplies through their reuse system,...

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Senate Committee Releases FY 2023 Funding Bills, Including Funding for Water Recycling

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its draft appropriations bills for FY 2023. The House Appropriations Committee released its own versions of the appropriations bills in June. Amongst U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water programs authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of...

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House Advances Six Appropriation Bills, Including Water Reuse Funding

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-bill appropriations package that includes more than $60 million for water recycling and another nearly $20 million for desalination projects in FY 2023. WateReuse lead the way in advocating for this funding, which includes $20 million...

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Water Reuse 101

Under pressure from such factors as population growth, climate change, depletion of groundwater resources, and impacts from salt, many communities are struggling to find enough water to meet their needs.


 Why do we need new sources of water?

Experts explain why we cannot afford to use water just one time and discharge it back into the environment.

GlobalMap

Global Connections Map

This global connections map spotlights some of the ways in which water is used and reused across the globe for drinking.

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The WateReuse Association is the only national trade association dedicated solely to advancing laws, regulations, funding and public acceptance for water recycling. Our membership represents more than 200 communities and more than 60 million people – one-sixth of the nation’s population – who are developing safe, reliable, locally-controlled water supplies.

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Meeting the Demand for Water in the 21st Century

Water is the lifeblood of healthy communities and robust economies. Livability and economic security depend on a safe, reliable supply of water. Meeting the demand for water in the 21st century requires a different way of thinking about water.

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