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

From Across the Globe: The Many Facets of Industrial Water Reuse (Webcast)

Join us for global perspectives on the challenges of planning, financing, designing and implementing water reuse to conserve water and...

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Featured Event

Water Advocacy Update and How to Virtually Lobby Congress During Water Week 2021

Join us for an update on Congressional advocacy and to hear how to engage during Water Week 2021 (April 25...

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Latest News

President Biden’s Job Plan Invests over $100 billion in Water Infrastructure, Including Water Reuse

On March 31, President Biden unveiled an infrastructure plan that calls for an investment of over $100 billion in the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure, including water recycling to help communities maximize resiliency. The White House is touting the American Jobs Plan as a vision...

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WateReuse Association Applauds Passage of Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021

Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously adopted the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which will make major investments in water recycling programs and resources, and help communities across the country adopt water reuse as a resource management tool....

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2021 WateReuse Awards for Excellence Showcase Leadership in Advancing Water Recycling

The WateReuse Association recognized leaders in water recycling during a March 22 ceremony at the virtual 36th Annual WateReuse Symposium. The 2021 WateReuse Awards for Excellence recognize individuals, projects, and partnerships that have made significant contributions in advancing water reuse as a key component of...

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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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