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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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Reclamation Announces Funding Availability to Develop, Update Drought Plans

The Bureau of Reclamation announced November 8 that it is making grant funding available under the WaterSMART Drought Response Program to develop and update drought contingency plans that will build long-term resiliency to drought, including plans that incorporate water recycling. This funding opportunity will provide up to...

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EPA and Bureau of Reclamation Sign MOU for Funding Water Reuse Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance federal collaboration on funding water recycling projects. The EPA provides low interest loans for water recycling through the Water Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program and Reclamation provides...

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case with Implications for Water Recycling

On November 6, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the County of Maui’s underground injection program, and whether or not discharges to groundwater should be subject to permitting under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), if such discharges originate...

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WateReuse Association Secures Key Wins in House Water Infrastructure Bill, H.R. 1497

Today, October 29, 2019, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously passed H.R. 1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019, which includes key water reuse-related provisions urged by the WateReuse Association. The WateReuse Association is pleased to report that H.R. 1497...

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Imagining Water

By Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association Today, we ask Americans to “Imagine a Day Without Water” to raise awareness of the important value clean and safe water has in our daily lives. Americans are quite fortunate compared to many citizens of other countries in...

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Senate Committee Advances Funding for Water Recycling

Earlier this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which includes funding for key water recycling programs. The bill provides $20 million for competitive grants through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, administered by...

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Draft National Water Reuse Action Plan Posted for Public Comment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the draft national Water Reuse Action Plan in the Federal Register on September 16 and has requested public comment by December 16. For the past seven months, EPA has been developing a draft plan based on feedback from water sector...

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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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