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Action Alert: 2024 Appropriations

Date: March 17, 2023

Following the release of the President’s FY 2024 budget request in March 2023, Congress is now deciding how much funding will go to critical water recycling programs. The President’s budget request includes full first-time funding for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program, the only nationwide water recycling grant program. Now Congress must decide whether to fulfill that request.

Take action today! Contact your members of Congress and urge them to provide $25 million for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program.

How You Can Help

  • Call the Capitol switchboard today at (202) 224-3121 to reach the office of your representative or senator.
  • Ask for the staffer who handles water issues and tell them that you are calling about FY 2024 appropriations. Leaving a message is fine!
  • Our simple message: “Congress should include $25 million for the Pilot Program for Alternative Water Source Grants (33 U.S.C. 1300) in FY 2024 Interior-Environment Appropriations legislation.”
  • If you prefer to write, you can use this template to share your story.
  • If you need help with addressing your letter, or would like to prepare before a phone call, contact Greg Fogel at gfogel@watereuse.org or 805-570-3038.

The Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program

The only nationwide water recycling grant, this program authorizes the U.S. EPA to make The only nationwide water recycling grant, this program authorizes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to make competitive grants to water resource development agencies in all 50 states and territories to engineer, design, construct, and test water reuse systems. The WateReuse Association worked successfully with the White House Office of Management and Budget and U.S. EPA to include full funding for the program in the President’s fiscal year 2024 budget request. Now we must urge Congress to fund it in upcoming appropriations legislation.

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