US EPA Announces Development of Water Reuse Action Plan
EPA says it will work across the water sector to lead the development of an integrated management approach for US water resources.
The plan sets out to leverage the expertise of both industry and government to ensure the effective use of the Nation’s water resources.
"The Nation’s water resources are the lifeblood of our communities, and the federal government has the responsibility to ensure all Americans have access to reliable sources of clean and safe water,” said David Ross, U.S. EPA's Assistant Administrator for Water. "There is innovative work happening across the water sector to advance water reuse, and the EPA wants to accelerate that work through coordinated federal leadership."
The Water Reuse Action Plan is intended to foster water reuse as an important component of integrated water resource management. EPA says it will facilitate discussions among federal, state, and water sector stakeholders and form new partnerships to develop and deploy the plan. A draft of the plan is scheduled for release and public review in September at the Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego.
More information can be found at: www.epa.gov/waterreuse/water-reuse-action-plan