Transforming Water, Sustaining Our Future



Thirty Years of Engaging, Educating, and Advocating

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 expanded to become a national organization in 2000. By 2019, WateReuse had members in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries.

In 2020, the WateReuse Association celebrates 30 years of engaging, educating, and advocating.

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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Recycled Water Coast-to-Coast

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

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Medical Community Initiative

The WateReuse Public Health and Medical Community Initiative builds support for water recycling among trusted medical and health professionals.

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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

Latest News

Water Utilities Commended for Transformational Programming

The forward-thinking initiatives of 65 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from...

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WateReuse Mourns the Loss of Bahman Sheikh

The WateReuse community mourns the loss of Dr. Bahman Sheikh who passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home in San Francisco. Bahman was a true water reuse pioneer, who for half a century helped countless communities recycle their water, across the United States...

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U.S. EPA Prioritizes Water Recycling Projects in Water Infrastructure Funding

The U.S. EPA re-committed to prioritizing water reuse and recycling projects in the fourth round of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding. The notice of funding availability announces up to $6 billion to support a total investment of $12 billion in water infrastructure projects that...

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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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