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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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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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Bureau of Reclamation makes $32 million in funding Available for Water Reuse and Desalination

The Bureau of Reclamation has released two funding opportunities under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, Desalination Construction Projects and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects. Applications for both of the funding opportunities are due by June 28, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. MDT....

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EPA Seeks Public Input for Development of National Water Reuse Action Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on the development of an action plan to accelerate the application of water reuse as a safe, reliable, and sustainable way to meet the country’s current and future water demands. To facilitate public input on...

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Jon Freedman Named Chair of Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee

The WateReuse Association has selected Jon Freedman, the global government affairs leader for SUEZ’s Water Technologies & Solutions business unit, to chair its Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee. The committee supports the Board of Directors in setting an agenda to advocate for policies and funding...

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WateReuse Plans Congressional Briefing During Water Week Fly in

The WateReuse Association will host a briefing for congressional staffers in the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. Eastern. Panelists include Paul Jones, General Manager of Eastern Municipal Water District in California (and WateReuse Board President); Alan Weland, VP/General Manager at...

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