Communications Tools & Resources
The WateReuse Association develops tools and resources to educate ratepayers, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the safety, reliability, and benefits of incorporating water recycling into a community’s water management strategy.
Investment in water reuse builds communities that are modern, sustainable and stable—ready for families to flourish and businesses to grow.
Helping People Understand Potable Reuse: A Flexible Communication Plan
This get-going kit is flexible and is designed to be adapted to the specific needs and situations of an individual community. It is designed for use by public information professionals.
Manual of Practice: How to Develop a Water Reuse Program
This manual was developed to assist communities in implementing the use of reclaimed water in their service area. It addresses planning, design, construction, operations, public outreach, regulatory compliance, institutional and organizational considerations, and economics issues.
Site Supervisor Training Manual
This manual is designed to train property managers, landscape supervisors, gardeners, and others on the use of reclaimed water. The document is customizable and allows agencies to adapt its contents to their specific needs by simply including those items that apply and leaving out those that do not.
For each of four scenarios in which people could come into contact with recycled water used for irrigation — children on a playground, golfers, and landscape and agricultural workers — the Risk Assessment Study estimated health risks from exposures to Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in recycled water and compared those exposures to conventional uses of the same chemicals. The flyers below summarize the results.
Facts & Stats
- Baseline Data to Establish the Current Amount of Resource Recovery from WRRFs
- National Database of Water Reuse Facilities
- Innovative Applications in Water Reuse: Ten Case Studies
- Innovative Applications in Water Reuse & Desalination: Case Studies 2
- Reclaimed Water as an Alternative Water Source for Crop Irrigation
- Reclaimed Water Use for Edible Crop Production in Florida