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

Webcast: Agricultural Reuse in California: Moving to the Next Level

11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET WateReuse Members: Free Others: $49 PDHs: 1 Register...

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Featured Event

37th Annual WateReuse Symposium

Super Saver Opens October 4:  37th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Antonio, Texas Mark your calendar for the 37th Annual...

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Latest News

Stormwater Professionals Identify Research, Programs, and Policies to Advance Reuse

By Aliza Furneaux Experts on stormwater capture and use from across the nation came together in September at the Johnson Foundation’s Wingspread facility in Wisconsin to discuss “Catalyzing Stormwater Capture and Use: Focusing Opportunities and Overcoming Barriers.” The goal of the convening was to advance...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Includes Historic Funding for Western Water Recycling, Leaves Rest of Country High-and-Dry

Today, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan infrastructure legislation, the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, which will invest $1 billion over five years in water recycling programs for the Western United States. This is an historic investment in water recycling, which until now has received roughly $65...

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Water Utilities Commended for Transformational Programming

The forward-thinking initiatives of 39 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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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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