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WateReuse Association Applauds Release of Draft National Water Reuse Action Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alongside federal partners including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and Bureau of Reclamation, today, released a draft of the National Water Reuse Action...

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WateReuse Honors Leaders in Water Recycling

The WateReuse Association honored individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in support of greater adoption of water recycling on September 9 during the WateReuse Awards for Excellence luncheon in San Diego, California. Award recipients are successfully advancing the development of alternative water supplies...

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Water Utilities Commended for Transformational Activities

The forward-thinking initiatives of 43 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the...

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WateReuse Association Testifies at Senate Hearing in Support of Drought Legislation

Marshall Brown, General Manager of Aurora Water, testified today on behalf of the WateReuse Association before the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in support of bipartisan legislation to improve the nation’s water supply and drought resiliency. S. 1932, the...

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WateReuse Submits Recommendations on EPA’s Water Reuse Action Plan

In February 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would develop a national Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) with the goal of advancing water reuse across the country. Since then, the WateReuse Association has been drafting recommendations on the development of the...

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WateReuse Association Applauds Introduction of the Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Infrastructure Act

On Thursday, June 20, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Infrastructure Act, which will help communities throughout the Western states create drought-proof water supplies. The bill includes a 5-year, $100 million reauthorization of the Bureau of...

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WateReuse Congratulates New WEF Executive Director, Expands Partnership

The WateReuse Association congratulates the Water Environment Federation (WEF) on its June 7 announcement that it has selected Walter Marlowe, P.E., CAE as its new Executive Director effective September 9. Although WateReuse and WEF have a long history of working together, the two organizations executed a new...

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WateReuse Hosts Water Sector, Government to Facilitate Input on EPA’s Water Reuse Action Plan

The WateReuse Association joined with other national water associations on May 9 to host a second convening of representatives from the water sector and government to facilitate input on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s development of a Water Reuse Action Plan. The meeting was held at Alexandria...

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EPA Releases $2.6 Billion to State Revolving Funds to Support Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $2.6 billion in new funds to assist states, tribes and territories with improving water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure across the country. The State Revolving Funds (SRFs) require state match, loan repayments, and interest that flows back to...

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