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U.S. EPA Proposes PFAS Drinking Water MCLs

On March 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The proposed rule sets the first-ever legally enforceable Maximum Contamination Levels (MCLs) for six PFAS in drinking water. WateReuse Association will be engaging...

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Action Alert: 2024 Appropriations

Following the release of the President’s FY 2024 budget request in March 2023, Congress is now deciding how much funding will go to critical water recycling programs. The President’s budget request includes full first-time funding for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program, the only nationwide water recycling grant...

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Funding for Nationwide Water Recycling Program included in FY2024 Budget Request

WateReuse Association is pleased to announce that the Biden Administration requested full and first-time funding for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program earlier this month. When funded, the program will be the first nationwide water recycling program. WateReuse held multiple meetings with the White...

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In Atlanta, Water Recycling Leaders Reimagine Water Together

For Immediate Release                                       Contact: Ben GlicksteinMarch 8, 2023                                                     bglickstein@watereuse.org (978) 290-3164 Atlanta, Ga., March 8, 2023 – The world’s top experts in water reuse and recycling convened this week in Atlanta for the 2023 WateReuse Symposium to envision a sustainable future made possible with...

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WateReuse Celebrates 2023 Award Winners Who Are Reimagining Water Together

For Immediate Release                                       Contact: Ben GlicksteinMarch 6, 2023                                                     bglickstein@watereuse.org (978) 290-3164 WateReuse Celebrates 2023 Award Winners Who Are Reimagining Water Together Atlanta, Ga., March 6, 2023 –The WateReuse Association (WateReuse) announced a slate of award-winners today that are advancing water recycling knowledge and practice....

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Bureau of Reclamation Webinar Forecasts Funding for Water Reuse Programs

Webinar Recording | Webinar Slides Last week, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) held a webinar on the latest funding opportunity for its water recycling programs. As previously reported, the funding opportunity is the first time in recent years the BOR has provided support for planning...

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Bureau of Reclamation Releases Funding Opportunity for Water Reuse and Desalination Programs

The Bureau of Reclamation released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO R23AS00076) for planning and pre-construction activities to facilitate the development of Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects, Desalination Construction projects, and Large-Scale Water Recycling projects. Applications for funding close on February 28, 2023....

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WOTUS Definition Fails to Include Exemptions for Water Recycling and Stormwater Features

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released the pre-publication version of the final rule defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) at the end of 2022. The U.S. EPA stated that the final rule restores essential water...

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Congress Finalizes Appropriations for FY 2023, Including Funding for Water Reuse 

On December 29, President Biden signed into law the FY 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which provides discretionary spending for water recycling programs for the remainder of FY 2023. The funding comes on top of funding provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021...

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