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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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Federal Agencies Provide Guidance on Water and COVID-19

Federal agencies are providing guidance to water professionals and the public on water transmission and COVID-19. Use the chart below to find useful resources to help your organization navigate issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Agency Resources U.S. Centers for Disease Control Water transmission and COVID-19...

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Action Needed: Submit Your “Shovel-Ready” Water Recycling Projects for Stimulus Investment

As Congress prepares to return from recess on April 20, it is likely to continue its work on coronavirus relief legislation. So far, Congress has passed a number of bills that provide relief to households, businesses, and state and local governments; see last week’s newsletter for a...

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Water Organizations Seek Applications for Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

The application period is open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition program, which seeks to honor water resource recovery facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today concept is...

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House Natural Resources Committee Passes the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act of 2019

On March 11, the House Natural Resources Committee passed a number of water resources bills, including the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act of 2019 (H.R. 1162), which was introduced last year by Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA). The WateReuse Association thanks Representative Napolitano for her...

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EPA’s National Water Reuse Action Plan Makes Reuse a National Priority

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alongside federal partners, will release the National Water Reuse Action Plan: Collaborative Implementation, a collection of bold actions developed in collaboration with water sector organizations that will reshape the way communities around the nation manage our most precious...

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President’s FY 2021 Budget Request Slashes Water Reuse Funding

On February 10, 2020, the President released his FY 2021 budget request, in which he outlines the Administration’s funding priorities and specific funding requests for the year. Congressional appropriators will look at the budget request alongside requests from stakeholders and Members of Congress when developing...

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Final “Waters of the United States” Rule Retains Exemption for Water Recycling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers released a pre-publication version of the Administration’s revised definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Under the Obama Administration, EPA and the Army Corps issued a major rulemaking to define WOTUS and clarify...

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New Legislative Package Includes Significant Investments in Water Recycling

On January 10, Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) released a legislative package covering a wide range of water policies and programs including water recycling. The 125-page bill incorporates a number of bills that had been previously introduced by members of the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Environment,...

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WateReuse Celebrates 30th Anniversary

In 1990, the WateReuse Association was established in California with the goals of advancing laws, policy, and funding to increase water recycling. In 2000, the WateReuse Association became a national organization. By 2019, WateReuse had members in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 11...

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