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 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

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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Latest News

U.S. EPA Finalizes Buy America Waivers for State Revolving Fund and Selected Other Programs

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) finalized Build America, Buy America provision waivers for the State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs and selected other U.S. EPA programs. The finalized SRF waiver covers projects that initiated project design prior to May 14, 2022. The proposed...

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Increasing Water Recycling is an Imperative for Business

Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, U.S. Chamber of CommerceJon Freedman, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations and Policy, Suez Water Technologies & SolutionsHoward Neukrug, Executive Director, University of Pennsylvania Water CenterPatricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association As the business community supports the...

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U.S. EPA Proposes Hazardous Substance Designation for PFOA and PFOS

On Friday, August 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of its notice of proposed rulemaking to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) – as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...

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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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