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WateReuse Celebrates One Year of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package and Water Reuse Funding

Last week marked the one year anniversary of the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which WateReuse helped shape and pass. The IIJA invests $1 billion over five years in water recycling programs for the Western United States and roughly $48 billion...

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WateReuse Leads Successful Delegation to Israel

Last week, the WateReuse Association, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. State Department and the State of Israel led a successful delegation of WateReuse members to learn about Israel’s water recycling program. Nearly forty WateReuse members, representing utilities, businesses, regulators, and...

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The Progression of Potable Reuse in Florida and the Impact of WateReuse Florida

by Lynn Spivey, City of Plant CityPast President of WateReuse Florida Most states across our great nation are feeling the population spike associated with rapid growth in our cities and counties. With a current population of 22.25 million, Florida is the third most populous state...

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Urgent Action Needed: Contact Your Member of Congress to Urge $10 Million for Alternative Water Source Grants!

Congress only has until December 16 to decide the final funding levels for critical water recycling programs in FY 2023. Congressional appropriators will determine whether the Pilot Program for Alternative Water Source Grants – a top WateReuse Association priority – will launch in its first...

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U.S. EPA Finalizes Buy America Waivers for State Revolving Fund and Selected Other Programs

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) finalized Build America, Buy America provision waivers for the State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs and selected other U.S. EPA programs. The finalized SRF waiver covers projects that initiated project design prior to May 14, 2022. The proposed...

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Increasing Water Recycling is an Imperative for Business

Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, U.S. Chamber of CommerceJon Freedman, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations and Policy, VeoliaHoward Neukrug, Executive Director, University of Pennsylvania Water CenterPatricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association As the business community supports the implementation of the Infrastructure...

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U.S. EPA Proposes Hazardous Substance Designation for PFOA and PFOS

On Friday, August 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of its notice of proposed rulemaking to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) – as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...

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WateReuse Congratulates Recipients of Historic Investment in Water Recycling

Contact: Ben Glickstein bglickstein@watereuse.org (571) 445-5513 The WateReuse Association celebrates the allocation of $310 million in funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for the planning, design, and construction of water reuse projects across the country. This funding is the first of $550...

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Reflecting on A Legacy at SAWS

With San Antonio Water System (SAWS) legend Steven Clouse retiring at the end of this year, WateReuse Texas Managing Director Noelle George sat down with him to discuss his 37-year history at SAWS, the process of diversifying the city’s water supplies through their reuse system,...

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