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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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

Pure and Delicious: Water Reuse Outreach with Beer

11 am PT | 2 pm ET (1 hour) WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49 PDHs: 1 Register Now! Join us...

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Featured Event

2023 WateReuse Symposium

Marriott Marquis Atlanta

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

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Meeting of the Board of Directors - Fourth Quarter 2022


Inland Empire Chapter Meeting & Facility Tour

East Valley Water District's Sterling Natural Resource Center, 25318 5th Street Highland, CA 92410

Orange County Chapter Meeting

Santa Margarita Water District, 26111 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

WateReuse Florida 2022 Annual Meeting

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Latest News

WateReuse Celebrates One Year of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package and Water Reuse Funding

Last week marked the one year anniversary of the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which WateReuse helped shape and pass. The IIJA invests $1 billion over five years in water recycling programs for the Western United States and roughly $48 billion...

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WateReuse Leads Successful Delegation to Israel

Last week, the WateReuse Association, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. State Department and the State of Israel led a successful delegation of WateReuse members to learn about Israel’s water recycling program. Nearly forty WateReuse members, representing utilities, businesses, regulators, and...

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The Progression of Potable Reuse in Florida and the Impact of WateReuse Florida

by Lynn Spivey, City of Plant CityPast President of WateReuse Florida Most states across our great nation are feeling the population spike associated with rapid growth in our cities and counties. With a current population of 22.25 million, Florida is the third most populous state...

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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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