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

Managed Aquifer Recharge: Tucson’s Reclaimed Water Story

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

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Featured Event

A Sustainable Solution to Meet Data Center Water Need – 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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Latest News

House Moves Alternative Water Source Grant Program Closer to Funding

This week, the House of Representatives continued subcommittee markups of Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations bills. The House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee advanced their bills ahead of this week’s full Committee markups. The WateReuse Association is thrilled to report...

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WateReuse Association Welcomes New Mexico and Mid-Atlantic Sections

In June, the WateReuse Association’s Board of Directors approved Charter Agreements to establish two new WateReuse sections: New Mexico and Mid-Atlantic (representing Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia). These come on the heels of Charter approval for WateReuse South Carolina in December 2021. Water recycling technology...

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EPA Releases PFAS Health Advisories and Announces $1 Billion in Grant Funding

Latest Action in PFAS Strategic Roadmap   Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) released lifetime health advisory (HA) drinking water levels for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as well as funding to address contamination. Establishing updated and new HA levels is the latest...

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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.


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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