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With historic droughts and growing demand, water reuse is making headlines as a viable, reliable, safe and locally controlled supply of water for communities across the nation. Stay connected with the latest news on projects and policy related to water reuse.

WRRF and WERF Announce Plans to Merge

The Boards of Directors of the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) have agreed to take the steps necessary to merge and integrate. Learn More.

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Arizona Senator Selected to Chair Subcommittee on Water and Power

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) was selected to serve as Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for irrigation, reclamation projects, power marketing administrations, energy development impacts on water resources,...

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WIFIA Program Announces Availability of $1 Billion in Credit Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans...

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California Water Resources Control Green-Lights Recycled Water as Drinking Water

A report released December 29 by the State Water Resources Control Board concludes that it is feasible to develop and adopt regulations for using recycled water as drinking water, provided that certain research and key knowledge gaps are addressed. Direct potable reuse (DPR) is the addition...

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Water Infrastructure Bill Revitalizes Title XVI

WateReuse is ending 2016 with a big legislative victory. Following a strong lobbying effort from the WateReuse Association and member agencies, Congress approved the final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), now called the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, or WIIN (S. 612). The bill is on its way to the President for...

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Bureau of Reclamation Announces WaterSmart Funding Opportunities

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced several WaterSMART funding opportunities. WaterSMART Grants Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects The new small-scale water efficiency projects funding opportunity is for small improvements that have been identified through previous planning efforts. Projects eligible for funding include installation of flow measurement or automation...

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EPA to Host Three WIFIA Informational Webinars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a series of informational sessions about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. WIFIA is a five-year pilot program that provides tax-free municipal bonds and low-interest loans for up to 49% of the cost of construction for...

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WateReuse Celebrates Year of Achievement

WateReuse is celebrating a year of tremendous achievement. At the federal and state levels, WateReuse has successfully advocated for laws, policy and funding that advance recycled water. And with an audience of more than 60 million ratepayers, our utility members have used interactive tools and...

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WateReuse Members win $250,000 Arizona Water Prize to Create Beer from Effluent

A coalition of WateReuse members won the $250,000 New Arizona Water Prize: Water Innovation Challenge on November 3 with a proposal to create an effluent-to-potable reuse technology, statewide mobile public engagement campaign, and local craft beer competition. The Arizona Community Foundation announced the award during...

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Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Title XVI Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications for two funding opportunity announcements, one for Title XVI Authorized Projects and the other for Title XVI Feasibility Studies. The Title XVI Authorized Projects FOA is for entities that have a congressionally authorized Title XVI water reclamation and...

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