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Water Resources Development Act Includes Provisions for Managed Aquifer Recharge

Date: June 10, 2022

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which authorizes water resource projects in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps). In the coming weeks, the Senate is expected to pass its own version of WRDA. The House version includes a directive to the Army Corps to form a working group and study managed aquifer recharge, including for water recycling purposes. The study will explore the feasibility of recharging aquifers to address drought, water resiliency, and groundwater depletion, in collaboration with federal agencies, states, regional governmental agencies, and technical experts. Once the provision is enacted, WateReuse will track the effort and report on opportunities for stakeholder engagement.  The Senate is expected to take up consideration of its WRDA package in the coming weeks.  WateReuse will continue to track and report on legislative developments on this year’s WRDA package as they occur. 

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