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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Infrastructure Act Implementation – January 21

New Water Reuse Funding Opportunities Announced, EPA Launches New Information Page As Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding begins to roll out, WateReuse Association continues to meet with federal agencies on implementation. This month, WateReuse met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff to...

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WateReuse Applauds Interior Department’s Historic Investment in Water Recycling

Contact: Ben Glickstein bglickstein@watereuse.org (571) 445-5513 Over the past year, the WateReuse Association led an advocacy campaign to secure $1 billion for western water recycling as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA). On Friday, January 14, the U.S. Department of...

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EPA Takes Steps to Designate PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances

WateReuse Association is keeping a close eye on proposed regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water. Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of its plan to designate two types of PFAS...

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Infrastructure Act Implementation, January 7: WateReuse Meets with Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, Joins Water Sector Association Letter to EPA and OMB

As the Biden Administration shifts toward implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), WateReuse Association is meeting with the federal agencies to share information and help guide decision making. Last week, WateReuse met with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Touton and senior staff...

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Congress Passes Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Including Historic Investments in Water Recycling

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure package, theInfrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which invests $1 billion over five years in water recycling programs for the Western United States. This is an historic investment in water recycling, which until now...

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Stormwater Professionals Identify Research, Programs, and Policies to Advance Reuse

By Aliza Furneaux Experts on stormwater capture and use from across the nation came together in September at the Johnson Foundation’s Wingspread facility in Wisconsin to discuss “Catalyzing Stormwater Capture and Use: Focusing Opportunities and Overcoming Barriers.” The goal of the convening was to advance...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Includes Historic Funding for Western Water Recycling, Leaves Rest of Country High-and-Dry

Today, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan infrastructure legislation, the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, which will invest $1 billion over five years in water recycling programs for the Western United States. This is an historic investment in water recycling, which until now has received roughly $65...

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Water Utilities Commended for Transformational Programming

The forward-thinking initiatives of 39 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from...

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WateReuse Association Applauds Introduction of the Water Reuse and Resiliency Act

Today, Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) introduced legislation authorizing federal investments to help communities across the country adopt water reuse as a resource management tool. The Water Reuse and Resiliency Act authorizes up to $200 million per year over...

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