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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.

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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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Senate Committee Releases FY 2023 Funding Bills, Including Funding for Water Recycling

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its draft appropriations bills for FY 2023. The House Appropriations Committee released its own versions of the appropriations bills in June. Amongst U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water programs authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of...

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House Advances Six Appropriation Bills, Including Water Reuse Funding

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-bill appropriations package that includes more than $60 million for water recycling and another nearly $20 million for desalination projects in FY 2023. WateReuse lead the way in advocating for this funding, which includes $20 million...

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Build America, Buy America: WateReuse Comments on Proposed State Revolving Fund Waiver; Waiver for WIFIA Finalized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) issued a decision memo late last month stating that prospective borrowers under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program are eligible for waivers from Build America, Buy America requirements, provided that the borrowers initiated project design...

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House Moves Alternative Water Source Grant Program Closer to Funding

This week, the House of Representatives continued subcommittee markups of Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations bills. The House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee advanced their bills ahead of this week’s full Committee markups. The WateReuse Association is thrilled to report...

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WateReuse Association Welcomes New Mexico and Mid-Atlantic Sections

In June, the WateReuse Association’s Board of Directors approved Charter Agreements to establish two new WateReuse sections: New Mexico and Mid-Atlantic (representing Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia). These come on the heels of Charter approval for WateReuse South Carolina in December 2021. Water recycling technology...

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EPA Releases PFAS Health Advisories and Announces $1 Billion in Grant Funding

Latest Action in PFAS Strategic Roadmap   Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) released lifetime health advisory (HA) drinking water levels for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as well as funding to address contamination. Establishing updated and new HA levels is the latest...

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Water Resources Development Act Includes Provisions for Managed Aquifer Recharge

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which authorizes water resource projects in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps). In the coming weeks, the Senate is expected to pass its own version of WRDA....

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As Appropriations Advance, So Does WateReuse Advocacy

This week the House voted to advance a Fiscal Year 2023 top-line spending budget of $1.6 trillion. While this resolution allows the House to begin their FY 23 appropriations process, topline spending caps will likely be adjusted following House and Senate negotiations. Over the next...

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