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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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President Signs FY 2022 Funding Legislation, Including Water Recycling

On March 15, President Joe Biden signed the $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill funding the federal government through the rest of fiscal year 2022. The funding provided in the appropriations package is on top of and in addition to funding provided in the Infrastructure Investment...

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Central Florida’s Polk County Utilities Pursues Direct Potable Reuse

Florida is growing at a record pace, with an estimated 1,000 people moving to the state daily. To meet the growing thirst for potable water, Central Florida is projected to need 760 million gallons per day by the year 2025. Central Florida has benefitted from an...

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Infrastructure Act Implementation Update: January 28, 2022

WateReuse and EPA Discuss Interagency Working Group on Water Reuse As Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding begins to roll out, WateReuse Association continues to meet with federal agencies on implementation. This week, WateReuse met with Radhika Fox, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental...

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Supreme Court to Weigh in on Wetlands under WOTUS; EPA Sticks to WOTUS Definition Deadline

Last Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review the jurisdictional scope of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and Waters of the United States (WOTUS) in the case of Sackett v. EPA. The Court will weigh in on the legal test used to determine if...

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