Water Sector Organizations Gather to Develop Water Reuse Action Plan

(April 30, 2019) - The WateReuse Association convened a water sector gathering on April 18, in Los Angeles, where a variety of water industry experts could discuss the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) current draft discussion framework for development of a National Water Reuse Action Plan.

Last month, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, David Ross, publicly announced the development of the Action Plan, which is part of a larger effort to coordinate with other federal agencies, especially the Department of Energy on water security efforts. EPA is seeking input on the discussion framework and has opened a docket for public input. EPA will be reviewing comments and developing a draft Water Reuse Action Plan for release this September.

NACWA, the American Water Works Association, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, and the Water Research Foundation collaborated with WateReuse in this effort to provide unified input from the water sector.

NACWA submitted comments to EPA earlier this year on the draft Discussion Framework and continues to engage with peer associations and EPA on the development of the National Water Reuse Action Plan. Members with questions can contact Emily Remmel, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.