Water Reuse Documents

The links below provide access to our water reuse-related papers and presentations.



Overview of the Texas Direct Potable Reuse Resource Document, Ellen McDonald and Margie Nellor, TWDB, January 2016, (14,130 KB).

White Papers


Water Reuse as a Water Management Strategy for Small Communities in Texas, Saqib Shirazi and Jorge Arroyo, Innovative Water Technologies, TWDB, April 2010, (96.6 KB).

The 2007 State Water Plan of Texas (TWDB, 2007) projects that water reuse will account for 14 percent of the state's new water supply by the year 2060. The majority of this volume corresponds to water management strategies to serve large urban areas in water planning regions C, H, and K. However, the growing need for new water supplies and greater awareness of the benefits of water reuse will eventually lead smaller communities in the state to also consider water reuse management strategies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines a small community as one which has a population less than 10,000 and a total wastewater flow of less than 1 million gallons per day. This report examines water reuse issues such as regulations, water rights, and technology as an initial step to identify key challenges that smaller communities may face in implementing water reuse strategies.



Reuse in Texas (5.2 MB)
Erika Mancha, TWDB | Basin Clean Rivers Program, Waco, TX, April 13, 2017


Outlook on Water Re-Use to Help Address Texas' Water Issues (5.2 MB)
Erika Mancha, TWDB | Lone Star Summit, Austin, TX, September 10, 2015

Texas Water Reuse (4.9 MB)
Erika Mancha, TWDB | Energy Positive Water Resource Workshop, Alexandria, VA, April 29, 2015

Texas Water Reuse (4.8 MB)
Erika Mancha, TWDB | Municipal Water Technology Workshop, Washington D.C., January 29, 2015


The Role of Water Reue in Texas (14.1 MB)
Erika Mancha, TWDB | 3rd Lone Star Water Summit, Austin, TX, December 12, 2014

Water Reuse in Texas (0.86 MB)
Erika Mancha, TWDB | Net-Zero Water Systems, Miami, FL, May 29, 2014


Ain't I drunk you before? Re-Use During Drought in Texas (1.3 MB)
Erika Mancha, TWDB | Direct Potable Reuse Conference, Newport Beach, CA, November 8, 2013

Texas Water Reuse Scorecard (62.7 MB)
Jorge Arroyo, P.E., TWDB | The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 15, 2013


Sustainable Water Management and Technologies: Water Reuse in Texas, USA
Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E., TWDB | Universidad de Alicante, Spain, February 2011


Water Reuse in Texas (929 KB)
Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E., ChemInnovations, Houston, TX, September 2010

Water Reuse as a Water Management Strategy for Small Communities in Texas
Saqib H. Shirazi, Ph.D., P.E., TWDB | Texas Water, Austin, TX, April 15, 2010