Date: May 26, 2022
Florida Water Reuse Week 2022 took place May 15-21. Virtual and in-person programs brought together water professionals to share and...
Date: June 09, 2021
Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915), 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 the WateReuse Association’s top policy priorities. First, it reauthorizes the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program, which authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant up to $200 million per year to state, interstate, and intrastate water resource development agencies to engineer, design, construct, and test water reuse projects throughout the country. Second, it directs the EPA to establish a federal interagency working group on water reuse, which will break down silos, leverage resources throughout the federal family, and facilitate stakeholder engagement. In addition, the substitute amendment expands eligibility for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program to include certain projects that have previously received funding through the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program.
“The WateReuse Association applauds Representatives DeFazio, Napolitano, and Fitzpatrick for developing strong, bipartisan legislation to improve our nation’s water recycling infrastructure,” said Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director of the WateReuse Association. “The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation 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:
WateReuse looks forward to working with the House and Senate in the coming weeks to finalize water infrastructure legislation that invests in critical water recycling infrastructure across the United States.
Date: June 09, 2021
Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915),...
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.