WateReuse Arizona

WateReuse Arizona is comprised of state water professionals working together to encourage and assist communities achieve sustainable water supplies through reclamation and reuse. WateReuse Arizona annually holds a Symposium.

Arizona Water Reuse 2024 Symposium

Abstracts Due by December 15, 2023 

The Call for Abstracts for the 2024 Arizona Water Reuse Symposium is now open. Materials should be submitted here.

Advanced Water Purification

ADEQ is pleased to introduce the Advanced Water Purification (AWP) Proposed Program Roadmap. This innovative program aims to convert treated wastewater into purified water, addressing water scarcity challenges in Arizona.  

Our goal is to introduce AWP as a viable option for Arizona communities, ensuring a safe, reliable, and sustainable drinking water supply. To that end, we invite all stakeholders and interested parties to contribute their input on the proposed Roadmap as we collaborate to enhance Arizona’s water portfolio for a prosperous future. 

We value your insights and input during this process. Therefore, we are initiating an informal 30-day comment period, which allows you to share your comments and suggestions with us. Your feedback is invaluable as we strive to shape the future of AWP in Arizona. Please send your comments to reuserulemaking@azdeq.gov by December 2, 2023.  

Profile in Reuse: Arizona

Arizona is home to one of the first water recycling plants in the United States, built in 1926 to serve Grand Canyon National Park. In a region susceptible to drought and water scarcity, investment in water reuse can help Arizona build communities that are modern, sustainable, and stable—ready for families to flourish and businesses to grow. Check out WateReuse Arizona’s Profile In Reuse with simple facts, figures, and case studies – and share it with everyone from policymakers to students.

Arizona Water Reuse 2023 Symposium

The annual WateReuse Arizona section Symposium brings together industry leaders in water reuse for education, conversation, and networking in Flagstaff, Arizona. Arizona Water Reuse 2023 Symposium is organized by WateReuse Arizona and the AZ Water Association Reuse Committee as an exchange of information and experience related to water reuse planning, implementation, and operations.

Past Symposiums have included reuse-related tours, a networking reception and water balloon fight, plenary sessions, and technical tracks. Join us in Flagstaff from July 23-25, or learn more about our 2022 Symposium.

WateReuse Arizona 2023 Scholarship Application

WateReuse Arizona will award two (2) scholarships of three thousand dollars ($3,000) each to Arizona university and college students. The purpose of this award is to encourage full-time students with a focus on wastewater reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination. The scholarships will be awarded July 24, 2023 at the Arizona Water Reuse Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. Scholarship applications must be post-marked by June 15, 2023.  Click here for more details.

WateReuse Arizona Webinars Provide Convenient Education and Training

Join a WateReuse Arizona webinar for live, interactive discussions on topics critical to advancing a water reuse program in Arizona. Recent topics have included the history and future of reuse, brine management, and direct potable reuse permitting. Recordings of past webinars are available for viewing here.

Report Provides Recommendations for the Regulation of Direct Potable Reuse in Arizona

WateReuse Arizona, AZ Water Association, and the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) published Guidance Framework for Direct Potable Reuse in Arizona, a 114-page document meant to inform the State of Arizona as it develops regulations for direct potable reuse (DPR) that are protective of public health and effectively manage the state’s water resources.  Download Report

Fact Sheet:  Implications of COVID-19 for Water, Wastewater, and Water Reuse

Arizona researchers and water managers have taken a proactive role in addressing concerns about water and COVID-19 since the pandemic began. A fact sheet was developed early on to help utilities understand how they could participate in environmental surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. Research and methodology have continued to evolve and wastewater-based epidemiology has proven to be a valuable tool. View the Fact Sheet


For more information about WateReuse Arizona, please contact:

Lisa CulbertExecutive Administrator
(602) 332-3174

Maria Brady, President
WateReuse Arizona

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