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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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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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Senate Committee Discusses Funding for Western Water Recycling

In response to the unprecedented drought facing western states, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week regarding a range of recently introduced bills, including two bills that would authorize additional federal funding for water recycling projects. The Committee also heard from...

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WateReuse Applauds EPA’s Announcement of Federal Water Reuse Interagency Working Group

Contact: Ben Glickstein bglickstein@watereuse.org (571) 445-5513 The WateReuse Association applauds today’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) announcement of a new federal Water Reuse Interagency Working Group. WateReuse led a coalition of water utilities, businesses, and other stakeholders to urge the establishment of this important...

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Florida Water Reuse Week 2022

Florida Water Reuse Week 2022 took place May 15-21.  Virtual and in-person programs brought together water professionals to share and advocate for the many benefits of water recycling for Florida communities. Resources Download the Agenda Download the Florida Water Reuse Summit presentations...

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WateReuse Celebrates Recycled Water Funding in STREAM Act

Contact: Ben Glickstein bglickstein@watereuse.org (571) 445-5513 This Infrastructure Week, the WateReuse Association celebrates the introduction of S.4231, the Support to Rehydrate the Environment, Agriculture and Municipalities (STREAM) Act, which authorizes $300 million for water reuse projects through the Bureau of Reclamation, United States Department of...

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