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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Latest News

Water Reuse Advances in the 88th Texas Legislative Session

The 88th Texas Legislative session has seen unprecedented activity around water, and WateReuse Texas is collaborating with multiple Texas water organizations to take advantage of the budget surplus and interest in water infrastructure needs. There have also been several regulatory rule amendments and upcoming changes...

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Water Week Fly-In: Water Recycling Priorities for 2023

Water Week Fly-In: Water Recycling Priorities for 2023 As many of our members prepare for their upcoming visit to Washington, DC for our 2023 Water Week Policy Fly-In, now is a great time to review our Policy Priorities for 2023. This year, WateReuse is focused...

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WateReuse Association Congratulates Orange County on Completing the World’s Largest Water Recycling Facility

Contact: Ben Glickstein (571) 445-5513 A final expansion to the world’s largest water recycling facility, the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) is complete, producing 130 million gallons of water a day – enough water to serve nearly one million people in Orange County. The GWRS...

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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

Innovations in Agricultural Water Reuse: Successes, Challenges, and Funding Opportunities

1 pm PT | 4 pm ET (1 hour) WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49 PDHs: 1 Save the Date: Registration...

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Featured Event

2024 WateReuse Symposium

Hilton Denver City Center

The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the premier conference on water recycling — attracting more than 800 water professionals globally for...

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Stakeholder Meeting

Meeting of the Board of Directors – Second Quarter 2023

WRCA Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

Orange County Chapter Meeting @ South Coast Water District

, South Coast Water District, 24911 Calle de Tenis, Dana Point, CA 92629

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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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