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Water Reuse

Water Reuse Action Plan

The National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) is a coordinated and collaborative effort across the water user community to advance consideration of water reuse to ensure the security, sustainability, and resilience of our nation’s water resources.

On February 27, 2020, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and other federal, state, and local water leaders announced the release of the National Water Reuse Action Plan: Collaborative Implementation (Version 1). Safe and reliable water supplies for human consumption, agriculture, business, industry, recreation, and healthy ecosystems are critical to our nation’s communities and economy. Water reuse can improve the security, sustainability, and resilience of our nation’s water resources, especially when considered at the watershed or basin scale.

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Collaborative Implementation (Version 1)

Cover of the National Water Reuse Action Plan: Collaborative Implementation (Version 1)After one year of focused effort to catalyze action and promote collaboration across the water user community, the EPA and other partners announced the release of the National Water Reuse Action Plan: Collaborative Implementation (Version 1).

This Action Plan (Version 1) identifies action leaders, partners, implementation milestones, and target completion dates for 37 actions across 11 strategic themes. These actions represent initial momentum and serve as a catalyst for additional partnerships and subsequent actions to strengthen and diversify the Nation’s water resources.

Information for the actions included in Action Plan (Version 1) is available in two forms:

The WRAP Online Platform will undergo routine updates on each action’s progress and serve a variety of functions, including to communicate ongoing activity and create accountability for action progress.

Screenshot of the WRAP Online Platform, showing a sequence of four different screens: a table of Actions, the Action Attributes tab, and Implementation Milestones tab.

For more information about how to get involved with the National Water Reuse Action Plan, please reach out to action leaders and partner, or EPA's designated set of action points of contact.

Documents Related to Development of the Water Reuse Action Plan

On February 27, 2019, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water, announced that the Agency would facilitate the development of a National Water Reuse Action Plan that will better integrate federal policy and leverage the expertise of both industry and government to ensure the effective use of the nation's water resources. Throughout the development process of the Action Plan, EPA and its partners have engaged in significant efforts to identify and characterize opportunities to foster the consideration and implementation of water reuse. This process has resulted in numerous intermediate products in preparation of the Action Plan. These products include:

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