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

Latest News

U.S. EPA Proposes Buy America Waiver for Certain Infrastructure Loans

The WateReuse Association is working closely with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to ensure that new Build America, Buy America requirements work in harmony with our members’ water recycling infrastructure projects. U.S. EPA recently released a proposed waiver on Buy America requirements...

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WateReuse Urges U.S. EPA to Incorporate Water Recycling in Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan

Last week the WateReuse Association participated in a stakeholder listening session hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)’s Office of Water to preview of the Administration’s draft Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan.  During the discussion the WateReuse Association encouraged U.S. EPA’s leadership to continue...

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Action Alert: 2022 Appropriations

Following the President’s budget request in April 2022, Congress is now deciding how much funding will go to critical water recycling programs, including programs administered by the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). Deadline May 19! Take Action Today! Contact Your...

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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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