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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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31st Annual WateReuse Symposium is a Huge Success

The WateReuse Association hosted it’s Annual Symposium September 11-14 in Tampa, FL and by all accounts, the event was a huge success that celebrated recent industry achievements and brought together the utilities, businesses, and researchers that are laying the foundation for future progress in water reuse. WateReuse welcomed more than 530 water professionals from 32 states,...

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Water/Municipal Sector Applauds Senate Passage of WRDA

A diverse coalition of organizations representing the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood risk management and local government sectors, recently congratulated the Senate for passing S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 with a broad bipartisan vote of 95 to 3. This strong vote reflects the wide-spread...

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Annual WateReuse Awards Recognize Leadership

The WateReuse Association recognized extraordinary leadership in water reuse during the Annual WateReuse Awards September 13 in Tampa, FL during the 31st Annual WateReuse Symposium. The awards program highlights utilities, businesses, and people that provide leadership in advancing water reuse. “More and more utilities are...

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From Yuck to Yum: Turning Recycled Water into Great Tasting Beer

The WateReuse Association will host the New Water Brew Contest on Saturday, September 10. The contest challenged homebrewers to produce great tasting beer from purified recycled water. Recycled water is municipal wastewater purified using advanced technology to make it safe for any purpose, including drinking. More...

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CA State Water Board Releases Draft Report on Feasibility of Developing Regulations for Direct Potable Reuse

The State of California’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW) released a draft report September 8 on the feasibility of developing statewide regulations for direct potable reuse of recycled water. The draft report is available for review and input during a 45-day public comment period. It...

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Water Sector Groups to Recognize 61 Utilities for Exceptional Performance

A partnership of water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and the WateReuse Association—with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) —proudly announce the recipients of the inaugural Utility...

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West Basin and Mattel Collaborate to Save Up to Two Million Gallons of Drinking Water Per Year

Mattel, Inc. and West Basin Municipal Water District recently announced the completion of a joint project to enable the exclusive use of recycled water for irrigation purposes at Mattel’s El Segundo corporate campus. By using West Basin’s locally-produced recycled water for irrigation, Mattel and West...

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Interior Department Announces $30 Million for Water Reuse and Reclamation Projects in California

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor recently announced more than $30 million in funding through the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program for seven projects that will provide clean water to California communities and promote water and energy efficiency. The announcement came ahead...

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Pentair and Water Sector Groups Collaborate to Advance Sustainable Water Reuse in Agriculture

  The WateReuse Association, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and Pentair, a global leader in creating sustainable water solutions, have come together to help advance the development of sustainable agricultural practices by highlighting innovative farming approaches using water reuse technologies in a new video released...

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