Date: September 09, 2019
The WateReuse Association honored individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in support of greater adoption of water recycling...
Date: May 04, 2017
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on May 4 – 79 to 18 – to pass an omnibus appropriations bill, which funds the government through the end of fiscal year 2017. The House of Representatives approved the measure May 3 by a wide bipartisan majority, 309 – 118. The measure now heads to the President, who is expected to sign it.
This year’s appropriations contain some significant wins for WateReuse members.
Funding for Title XVI, the only federal program dedicated specifically to water reuse projects, increased from $23 million to $34.4 million, including a minimum of $10 million for new projects. Thanks to WateReuse advocacy efforts, the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act modernized Title XVI into a merit-based competitive grant program, which will ensure the best projects receive funding.
WIFIA received an additional $10 million for a total of $30 million this fiscal year. The program provides tax-free municipal bonds and low-interest loans for up to 49% of the cost of construction for water, wastewater, stormwater and water reuse projects. In December 2016, Congress appropriated the first $20 million following an intense lobbying effort by WateReuse and our members, marking the first funding for this program originally passed in 2014.
Funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was maintained at $1.39 billion and $863 million respectively. The funds are state-federal partnerships that provide low-interest loans to improve clean water and drinking water treatment respectively.
Date: July 30, 2019
The forward-thinking initiatives of 43 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery...
Date: July 08, 2019
In February 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would develop a national Water Reuse Action Plan...
WateReuse is the only trade association that focuses solely on advancing laws, policy and funding to increase water reuse. Our niche strategy sets us apart from other organizations in the water industry.