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

Discussion on Desalination – Treatments, Research, and the Future (Webcast)

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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Latest News

WateReuse Association Applauds Introduction of the Water Reuse and Resiliency Act

Today, Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) introduced legislation authorizing federal investments to help communities across the country adopt water reuse as a resource management tool. The Water Reuse and Resiliency Act authorizes up to $200 million per year over...

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WateReuse Association Applauds Commitment to Water Reuse in INVEST Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan infrastructure legislation that would invest in water reuse and related federal programs and policies to begin to give communities and businesses the tools and resources they need to rebound from the pandemic and build resilience to drought,...

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WateReuse Association Applauds Passage of Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021

Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915), 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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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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