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: Onsite Reuse

Water can be collected, treated, and reused within a building or across multiple buildings. Learn more and explore success stories with this educational flyer.

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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 National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) is a project of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) with federal agency and water sector partners to develop bold actions that accelerate the adoption of water recycling. WateReuse is leading on many WRAP actions..

Recycled Water User Network

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

Advocacy in Action

Witness Advocacy in Action: Get the latest updates on WateReuse Association’s advocacy achievements, take part in timely action alerts, and more.

Upcoming Events

WRCA Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

2023 WRTX Annual Membership Meeting

George R Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

Pacific Northwest Section Meeting

WRCA Central Valley/Sierra Foothills Chapter Meeting


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Latest News

U.S. EPA Proposes PFAS Drinking Water MCLs

On March 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The proposed rule sets the first-ever legally enforceable Maximum Contamination Levels (MCLs) for six PFAS in drinking water. WateReuse Association will be engaging...

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Action Alert: 2024 Appropriations

Following the release of the President’s FY 2024 budget request in March 2023, Congress is now deciding how much funding will go to critical water recycling programs. The President’s budget request includes full first-time funding for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program, the only nationwide water recycling grant...

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Funding for Nationwide Water Recycling Program included in FY2024 Budget Request

WateReuse Association is pleased to announce that the Biden Administration requested full and first-time funding for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program earlier this month. When funded, the program will be the first nationwide water recycling program. WateReuse held multiple meetings with the White...

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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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