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

Featured Event

WRTX: Tel Aviv to Texas: Lessons Learned from the 2022 WateReuse Israel Delegation

Register Now! February 15, 2023 Time: 1:00pm CT | 2:00pm ET As a global leader in water reuse, Israel takes a...

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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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Board of Trustees Meeting

Agricultural Reuse Committee


WRCA Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

LACSD Joint Administration Office (JAO), 1955 Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA 90601

WRCA Inland Empire Chapter Meeting

Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, 11615 Sterling Avenue Riverside, CA 92503

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Latest News

Bureau of Reclamation Webinar Forecasts Funding for Water Reuse Programs

Webinar Recording | Webinar Slides Last week, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) held a webinar on the latest funding opportunity for its water recycling programs. As previously reported, the funding opportunity is the first time in recent years the BOR has provided support for planning...

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Bureau of Reclamation Releases Funding Opportunity for Water Reuse and Desalination Programs

The Bureau of Reclamation released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO R23AS00076) for planning and pre-construction activities to facilitate the development of Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects, Desalination Construction projects, and Large-Scale Water Recycling projects. Applications for funding close on February 28, 2023....

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WOTUS Definition Fails to Include Exemptions for Water Recycling and Stormwater Features

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released the pre-publication version of the final rule defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) at the end of 2022. The U.S. EPA stated that the final rule restores essential water...

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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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