Clean Water Technology Center
EPA’s Clean Water Technology Center (Tech Center) is committed to supporting access to reliable, affordable, and resilient wastewater infrastructure that protects human health and water quality. The Tech Center provides resources and services to help communities of all sizes build their capacity to become more sustainable by adopting innovative and alternative wastewater technologies that address local water challenges.
- Research on Treatment Technologies
- Searchable Clearinghouse of Wastewater Technology (SCOWT)
- Implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
- Connect with the Tech Center
- Video Introduction to SCOWT
The Tech Center enables the adoption of holistic and realistic wastewater management options and technology solutions to recover nutrients, extract energy, reuse water, increase efficiency, and address impacts related to emerging contaminants. The Tech Center tracks the state of the science in various wastewater technology areas, assesses technologies in priority areas, and shares objective cost and performance information. View reports and fact sheets on treatment technologies.
The Searchable Clearinghouse of Wastewater Technology (SCOWT) was created by the Tech Center. SCOWT is an information-sharing platform that provides resources on the cost-effectiveness and performance of innovative, alternative, and reuse wastewater technologies for both centralized and decentralized systems. SCOWT compiles accurate and objective research to support technology adoption, with a focus on small, mid-size, and underserved communities.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides an historic opportunity for water infrastructure investment in the United States. The Tech Center supports states and communities by developing or enhancing funding eligibility guidance, providing technical assistance, performing applied research, and engaging in planning support. The Tech Center also provides information on low-cost technologies to tackle nutrient issues. Under the BIL, there is a particular emphasis on the provision of assistance and construction funding to underserved communities and to the development of projects that examine emerging contaminants. For more information on BIL investments in drinking water, wastewater, water reuse, conveyance, and water storage infrastructure, visit Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Resources for Clean Water.
Tech Center scientists and engineers with expertise in both centralized and decentralized wastewater systems serve as a resource to other federal agencies, states, utilities, and technology manufacturers and collaborate with partners across the water sector to help accelerate progress and align efforts. You can connect with the Tech Center directly by emailing WastewaterTechnologyClearinghouse@epa.gov.
Learn about EPA’s Searchable Clearinghouse of Wastewater Technology (SCOWT) information-sharing platform that provides resources on the cost-effectiveness and performance of innovative, alternative, and reuse wastewater technologies.