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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California Agency Awards $450,000 for Water Reuse Research

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) recently announced that it would contribute $450,000 to support three new WateReuse Research Foundation studies. SWRCB and California’s nine regional boards are charged with protecting water quality and allocating surface water rights. “We are pleased to once...

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Senators Introduce Legislation Providing $200 Million for Water Recycling

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act on July 29, a bill with both short- and long-term provisions designed to help communities cope with the ongoing drought and combat future droughts. The bill includes a range of provisions...

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Bureau of Reclamation Awards Nearly a Half Million Dollars to WateReuse for Research

The Bureau of Reclamation selected nine projects to receive $1.49 million under its Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. Reclamation’s funding will support almost $13.5 million in research. “Improving desalination and water purification across the West is crucial to providing affordable, clean and sustainable water...

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WateReuse, WEF, and WEAT Host Water Reuse Congressional Briefing

  The WateReuse Association, Water Environment Federation, and Water Environment Association of Texas hosted a congressional briefing on water reuse and recycling on June 11. Approximately 60 congressional staff members and members of the public attended the briefing. House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs...

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California Water Board Offers $800 Million in Loans for Water Recycling Projects

WateReuse California is supporting a program in which the State Water Resources Control Board is offering $800 million in 1 percent loans – approximately half the current interest rate – for water recycling projects that can be completed within three years of the Governor’s drought...

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EPA Announces $1.6 Billion to Upgrade Treatment Plant; Maximize Water Recycling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld recently announced a record $1.6 billion in Clean Water Act State Revolving Funds – the largest single block of financing ever issued – to upgrade a treatment plant for WateReuse member Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District....

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Bureau of Reclamation Invests $50 Million in Water Reuse Projects

The WateReuse Association applauds Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s recent announcement that the federal government will invest $50 million in water reuse and conservation projects in 12 western states. The funding comes from the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart program, which has provided about $250...

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WateReuse Announces Funding for New Slate of Research Projects

The WateReuse Board of Directors recently approved funding for 13 new research projects valued at nearly $6 million. The projects represent a broad spectrum of issues all designed to improve the treatment, distribution, and acceptance of recycled water....

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Utility Executives from California and Texas Join the WateReuse Board of Directors

WateReuse recently appointed two new members to serve on the Board of Directors. Halla Razak, the Public Utilities Director for the City of San Diego and Gilbert Trejo, PE, the Chief Technical Officer for El Paso Water Utilities began their terms in May 2015....

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