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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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U.S. EPA Proposes Buy America Waiver for Certain Infrastructure Loans

The WateReuse Association is working closely with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to ensure that new Build America, Buy America requirements work in harmony with our members’ water recycling infrastructure projects. U.S. EPA recently released a proposed waiver on Buy America requirements...

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WateReuse Urges U.S. EPA to Incorporate Water Recycling in Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan

Last week the WateReuse Association participated in a stakeholder listening session hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)’s Office of Water to preview of the Administration’s draft Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan.  During the discussion the WateReuse Association encouraged U.S. EPA’s leadership to continue...

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Action Alert: 2022 Appropriations

Following the President’s budget request in April 2022, Congress is now deciding how much funding will go to critical water recycling programs, including programs administered by the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). Take Action Today! Contact Your Members of Congress...

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Water Reuse Action Plan Quarterly Update Features WateReuse Executive Director

The April 27, 2022 Water Reuse Action Plan quarterly update featured a message from WateReuse Executive Director Patricia Sinicropi. As the first external featured partner, Pat reinforced the water reuse community’s continued commitment to the WRAP. She also announced a new partnership with the Chamber of Commerce,...

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White House Office of Management and Budget’s Build America, Buy America Guidance has Implications for Water Recycling Projects

New Guidance Released The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released guidance on how federal agencies including the U.S. EPA and Department of Interior (U.S. DOI) should implement the Build America, Buy America provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of...

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EPA Administrator Urges More Water Reuse in FY23 Budget Hearing

In a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing last week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Michael Regan testified to the importance of the President’s Fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget noting that investing in the US EPA is an investment in the health and...

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Funding for Nationwide Water Recycling Program included in FY2023 Budget Request

WateReuse Association is pleased to announce that today, the Biden Administration requested full and first-time funding for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program, which when funded will be the first nationwide water recycling program. WateReuse held multiple meetings with the White House Office of...

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WRAP Second Anniversary Brings New Water Reuse Resources

As the National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) celebrated its second anniversary, action leaders shared progress and new resources at the 37th Annual WateReuse Symposium. Four WRAP actions released new resources, expanding the information available on state regulations, stormwater capture and use, NPDES permitting, and lessons...

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EPA Provides Guidance on State Revolving Fund Programs

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Implementation Guidance Memo for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Programs. The guidance outlines how EPA will implement the changes made to the SRF programs by the Infrastructure Investment and...

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