Water Sector Associations Comment on EPA Water Reuse Action Plan

(July 3, 2019) - NACWA joined the WateReuse Association, the American Water Works Association, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation and the Water Research Foundation to submit comments to EPA on July 1 to inform EPA as it develops its Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP).  Through this joint sector effort, comprehensive input was compiled and prioritized. 

The input was initially gathered from a diverse group of water sector technical reuse experts in workshops held in Los Angeles, CA and Washington DC. These convenings helped define the challenges of deploying water reuse in the US and produced recommendations on how EPA can take action to close certain gaps and advance water reuse.

The joint effort focused on seven key areas including potable water reuse, on-site non-potable water systems, industrial water reuse, agriculture water reuse, environmental restoration, stormwater capture, and oil and gas.

The joint sector comments will be considered by EPA as it works to develop the WRAP—a draft of which EPA is planning to release at the WateReuse Association’s 34th Annual Symposium in September 2019.

If members have questions or comments, please contact Emily Remmel, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.

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