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State Policy and Regulations

States regulate the treatment and distribution of recycled water. Several states, such as California and Florida, have adopted comprehensive regulatory frameworks for water reuse. Other states offer guidelines to support the permitting of water reuse projects, with some states regulating projects on a case-by-case basis.

Click on the map below to learn more about state policy and regulations. The map is adapted, in part, with information provided by Western Resource Advocates and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The map will be updated periodically as new information is received and/or states update their regulations.  WateReuse welcomes readers to send along information that can help fill gaps in knowledge in the comment box provided below.

To contact state staff regarding water reuse programs, view EPA’s State Water Reuse Contacts List.

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