Date: November 18, 2022
Last week marked the one year anniversary of the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which WateReuse...
Date: March 24, 2021
Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously adopted the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which will make major investments in water recycling programs and resources, and help communities across the country adopt water reuse as a resource management tool.
The legislation contains a number of top WateReuse Association policy priorities, including reauthorization of the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program, which authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grant up to $25 million per year to state, interstate, and intrastate water resource development agencies to engineer, design, construct, and test water reuse projects throughout the country.
The bill also directs the creation of an Interagency Working Group on Water Reuse, which will help break down traditional bureaucratic silos, leverage and coordinate resources throughout the federal family, and create a more formal structure for engaging external stakeholders on matters related to water recycling.
“The WateReuse Association applauds EPW Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Capito, and members of the Committee for developing strong, bipartisan legislation to improve our nation’s water recycling infrastructure,” said Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director of the WateReuse Association. “The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 provides tools and investments to help communities address complex and evolving challenges through the adoption of water reuse.”
Communities across the country are incorporating water reuse into their water management strategies as a proven method for ensuring a safe, reliable, locally controlled water supply—essential for livable communities with healthy environments, robust economies and a high quality of life. Some important examples of how communities and businesses are increasingly turning to water reuse to stabilize their water management systems and ensure stronger and more resilient supplies include:
Date: November 18, 2022
Date: October 06, 2022
Congress only has until December 16 to decide the final funding levels for critical water recycling programs in FY 2023....
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