The WateReuse Association celebrates the introduction of S.4231, the Support to Rehydrate the Environment, Agriculture and Municipalities (STREAM) Act, which authorizes $300 million for water reuse projects through the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI-WIIN Water Reuse Grants Program. The bill also raises the per-project funding cap for Title XVI-WIIN projects from $20 million to $50 million and authorizes an additional $150 million for desalination projects. WateReuse worked closely with legislators to craft the bill.
“The STREAM Act, like last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, elevates water reuse as an integral tool for addressing the water resource management challenges of today,” says Patricia Sinicropi, executive director of the WateReuse Association.
Communities throughout the country are turning to water reuse to build climate resilience, protect water quality, and meet a wide range of water management challenges. In the face of persistent drought in the West, the STREAM Act will help communities generate sustainable water supplies for drinking, irrigation, environmental restoration, and other important uses. The WateReuse Association looks forward to working with Congress to enact this important legislation this year.