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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) along with federal agency and water sector partners to develop bold actions that accelerate the adoption of water recycling through integrated and collaborative water resources planning.

The WateReuse Association led a coalition of our members and partner water associations and to provide input on the plan, and we continue to lead on many WRAP actions.

Recent Updates

Share Your Communication Materials

Deadline: September 23, 2022

Please help us to build the national Water Reuse Communications Library (Action 8.1)! Your materials will help communities across the United States and beyond to build trust and understanding of recycled water. We’re seeking your communications materials intended for all purposes including general outreach, K-12 education, government relations, and policy advocacy.

U.S. EPA WRAP Resources

WRAP Implementation

  • Update on Collaborative Progress: Document highlights accomplishments across the first year.
  • Printed Publication: A print version that profiles actions with committed leaders and summary-level information about each action implementation plan.
  • WRAP Online Platform: A web-based repository that includes all actions (developed and undeveloped) and full action implementation plan text, where applicable.

Quarterly Update

The July 2022 WRAP quarterly update highlights one new active WRAP action (Develop an NSF Protocol for Deployable Greywater Reuse Systems in Military Operations) and four recently completed actions. It also introduces one proposed action that is currently under development (Identify Opportunities to Implement Water Reuse within the Beverage Industry).

WateReuse Leadership

WateReuse Association is leading or co-leading a variety of actions, including developing a database to track and report state-level policies and regulations related to water reuse; establishing a water reuse award to recognize significant achievements in adopting and promoting water reuse in the industrial and corporate sectors; and helping to organize events related to stormwater reuse, inter-state collaboration, and workforce development.

WRAP Events

WRAP Launch: The EPA and collaborating partners released the National Water Reuse Action Plan on February 27, 2020 at EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. WateReuse President Gilbert Trejo of El Paso Water and Past President Paul Jones of Eastern Municipal Water District represented the association during the program.

WRAP One Year Event: The EPA and collaborating partners held a celebratory one-year event on April 29, 2021. WateReuse Past President Gilbert Trejo of El Paso Water represented the association during the program.

WRAP partners marked the anniversary by releasing the Update on Collaborative Progress document and the Resilience Through Collaboration: First Year Highlights and Future Directions of the National Water Reuse Action Plan” webinar. The event brought together WRAP collaborators in a lively discussion and highlighted the accomplishments, including the completion of 165 implementation milestones.

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