(December 18, 2019) – NACWA submitted comments to EPA December 16 on the draft Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) which lays out 46 proposed actions to guide water reuse initiatives across the sector.
The comments broadly support initiatives laid out in the WRAP while also emphasizing the important role of EPA leading efforts to implement the plan. The comments also note that much innovative work is being done on water reuse issues at the state level and that EPA must not create regulatory impediments to these state efforts.
NACWA’s Arid State and Water Reuse workgroup helped inform the Association’s comments on EPA’s draft WRAP. In addition, NACWA over the last year has partnered with the Water Environment Federation, the American Water Works Association, the Water Research Foundation, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, and the WateReuse Association on stakeholder outreach on how to best inform EPA’s draft WRAP. NACWA and its members look forward to working with EPA, other federal partners, and the broader water reuse community on elevating water reuse issues nationally.
NACWA appreciates EPA’s interests in strengthening the broader support for greater reuse and recycling nationally and sees federal support as critically important as communities look to better include reuse options in developing integrated planning and one water frameworks.
If members have comments or questions, please contact Emily Remmel, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.