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

WateReuse Applauds Interior Department’s Historic Investment in Water Recycling

Contact: Ben Glickstein (571) 445-5513 Over the past year, the WateReuse Association led an advocacy campaign to secure $1 billion for western water recycling as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA). On Friday, January 14, the U.S. Department of...

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EPA Takes Steps to Designate PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances

WateReuse Association is keeping a close eye on proposed regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water. Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of its plan to designate two types of PFAS...

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Infrastructure Act Implementation, January 7: WateReuse Meets with Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, Joins Water Sector Association Letter to EPA and OMB

As the Biden Administration shifts toward implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), WateReuse Association is meeting with the federal agencies to share information and help guide decision making. Last week, WateReuse met with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Touton and senior staff...

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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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