June 11, 2018
Just Announced: Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly to Deliver Keynote at 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium
House Passes Bi-annual Water Resources Development Bill
House Committee Approves FY19 Spending Levels for EPA
House Passes FY19 Appropriations Legislation Funding Title XVI
State Updates and Member Profiles
Welcome New Members!
The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new members:
California: Water Bond to Provide $100 Million for Recycled Water
California: Recycled Water Pipelines Helps Farmers, Migratory Birds
A year after the start of construction on a $90 million regional recycled water project, recycled water from WateReuse Association member the City of Modesto is helping farmers survive drought and creating new wetlands for migratory birds. The North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program provides a new source of water for agricultural customers in the Del Puerto Water District, whose supplies have been severely impacted by drought and environmental restrictions on pumping from the Delta. Read More.
Colorado: Lieutenant Governor Signs Bill Allowing Reclaimed Water Use on Industrial Hemp
At the direction of Gov. John Hickenlooper, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne signed legislation on Wednesday, June 6 that will allow reclaimed water to be used for industrial hemp cultivation. Colorado has had a busy water reuse legislative session. Bills allowing reclaimed water use for toilet flushing and food irrigation became law in late April. Read More.
2018 Awards for Excellence in Water Reuse: Nominations Due June 27
The WateReuse Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Water Reuse through Wednesday, June 27. The WateReuse Awards for Excellence celebrate communities, businesses, public-private partnerships, non-profit organizations and individuals that are making significant contributions toward advancing the adoption of water reuse in their community or elsewhere. The award categories have been modernized to showcase and celebrate the wide range of innovative ways in which water reuse is being deployed across the country, and the individuals and organizations leading these efforts. Learn More.
Conferences and Events
Webcast: Developing Regulations that Grow and Support Water Reuse: The Regulator Perspective
States are taking the lead in developing regulations to support implementation and growth of water reuse. Please join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. EDT to learn about the latest regulatory developments in four states across the country at varying stages — from states with a long history of water reuse to states in the early stages of assessing reuse needs and strategy. Regulators from California, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Minnesota will discuss the latest developments in their states. Learn More.
Visit the WateReuse Association at ACE 2018 in Las Vegas
Attendees of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Convention and Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas are invited to visit booth 16093 to say hello to WateReuse staff. The exposition will be held June 12-14.
The 39th Annual WateReuse Symposium is a celebration of a unique moment for water reuse. New funding, new collaborations, and new regulatory frameworks are elevating opportunities for reuse projects nationwide. As water reuse practitioners, we have reached this summit together. Together we can remove barriers and empower safer, more resilient, and more sustainable communities and businesses with water reuse.