WateReuse California

WateReuse California is actively engaged in working with our appointed and elected officials to pass legislation and develop regulations that will accelerate the implementation of both non-potable and potable reuse. The depth and breadth of experience within the organization also makes us the go-to organization for communities who are advancing water reuse to meet local demand for water.

Release of DPR Regulations Marks Major Milestone for Water Recycling for California

After 13 years of steady advocacy, fundraising and outreach by WRCA, California is posed to adopt statewide regulations for Direct Potable Reuse.  It is a major milestone for the state and WRCA as DPR regulations have long been one of the primary objectives of the association. 

The WRCA DPR Working Group  has been meeting with the State Board since 2021 on the initial drafts of the regulations.  Now the official draft has been released and is expected to be adopted in mid-December by the State Board.  WRCA is developing comments and will testify at planned hearings and workshops in the near future.

For more information contact Jennifer West at jwest@watereuse.org.

Protecting Recycled Water Interests in Development of the Conservation Regulations

On Friday, August 18 the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) released the highly anticipated Making Conservation a California Way of Life (conservation) regulations. The draft conservation regulations have many components, and many agencies remain concerned about compliance. However, after four years of working on the reuse components of the regulations, it appears that WRCA was generally successful in protecting the interests of the recycled water community. WRCA has reviewed the language.

WateReuse California Membership

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Water Reuse Projects in California

The California State Water Resource Control Board’s Volumetric Annual Report of Wastewater and Recycled Water allows easy viewing of all water reuse projects in the state.

For more information, please contact us:

Jennifer West, Managing Director
(916) 496-1470

Rosario Cortés, Manager of Regulatory Affairs

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