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Water Reuse Action Plan

Water Reuse

EPA is facilitating development of a Water Reuse Action Plan in collaboration with other federal agencies, states, tribes, and water sector stakeholders to enhance the availability and effective use of our Nation’s water resources.

About Water Reuse

Water reuse, sometimes also referred to as water recycling, may be viable for various applications, depending on site-specific conditions. Examples include agriculture and irrigation, potable water supplies, groundwater replenishment, industrial processes, and environmental restoration.

EPA supports water reuse as part of an integrated water resources management approach developed at the state, watershed, and local level to meet multiple needs, including the needs of the environment. An integrated approach commonly involves a combination of water management strategies and engages multiple stakeholders and water needs.

EPA Resources about Water Reuse