The WateReuse California Communications Collaborative Group provides a forum to discuss and collaborate on potable water reuse communications. The group is open to all WateReuse California members. Learn about current challenges facing reuse communications, discuss tools and resources, and network with colleagues.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Rubin, Communications Collaborative Group Chair.
Updated Terminology Document
This updated document provides California public education and outreach professionals with a framework to discuss water reuse with the public and glossary to help navigate the technical terms frequently encountered: Updated Terminology Document – October 2019. It was approved by the boards of WateReuse California and Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA).
Communicating about Pharmaceutical and CEC Management in Recycled Water
Learn more about how utilities discuss pharmaceuticals and contaminants of emerging concern when communicating about recycled water. The WateReuse California Communications Collaborative Group conducted a survey in 2021 to learn more about this issue, and published findings in support of the National Water Reuse Action Plan, Action 2.9: “Align policies and communication tools to promote best management of unused and expired pharmaceuticals to support water reuse and recycling.”
WateReuse Recycled Water Signage Guidelines
This WateReuse California Signage Guidelines (February 2021) provide guidance for creating a more uniform message to the public at properties where recycled water is in use. The guidelines include suggestions for sign composition, color, font, size, and message. The guidelines also offer translations of frequently used messages on recycled water signs.
The document can be used to gather ideas for creative approaches to recycled water signs, or it can be used as a reference of sign options to consider using. View the Guidelines document here.