Transforming Water, Sustaining Our Future

Thirty Years of Engaging, Educating, and Advocating

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 expanded to become a national organization in 2000. By 2019, WateReuse had members in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries.

In 2020, the WateReuse Association celebrates 30 years of engaging, educating, and advocating.

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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Recycled Water Coast-to-Coast

This infographic highlights examples of how investment in water reuse is building modern, sustainable, and stable communities around the nation.

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Medical Community Initiative

The WateReuse Public Health and Medical Community Initiative builds support for water recycling among trusted medical and health professionals.

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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

2020 WateReuse California Virtual Conference

Launching June 24 -25 Don’t Miss the FIRST EVER WateReuse California virtual conference! Join us for an easy to navigate, virtual conference experience.This is...

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Featured Event

35th Annual WateReuse Symposium

Virtual Conference

The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the nation's premier conference on water recycling and the only conference dedicated solely to water...

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Latest News

Corporate Climate Goals: How to Implement a Water Sustainability Program

It’s often said that accounting is the language of business. Climate risk is forcing many companies to become bilingual. That second language that executives need to learn? Sustainability. Back in January, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink told clients that “risks presented by climate change are set...

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HEROES Act Provides Assistance to Aid Low-Income Customers

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, to provide additional relief to workers, municipalities, healthcare providers and businesses suffering economic harm and/or struggling to meet healthcare needs related to the pandemic. The HEROES Act includes...

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Water Sector Seeks Applications for Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

The application period is open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition program, which seeks to honor water resource recovery facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today concept is...

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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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