Water Conservation

US EPA Water Reuse Publications

Water reuse involves drinking water, governed by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and clean natural waters, governed by the federal Clean Water Act. Because US Environmental Protection Agency administers both of these laws, it has an important role in guiding water reuse.

EPA Water Reuse Guidance

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EPA Water Reuse Guidance

The following link includes EPA's general water reuse guidance documents in addition to guidance on potable reuse:


Up Next: Other Resources

Although the US EPA is the natural lead on developing water reuse guidance, many other resources are available including financial and technical assistance.

Learn more about Other Water Reuse Resources. (Next Page)


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Please direct questions or comments to Jim George.​