Water Reuse Documents

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

TWDB-Funded Contract Reports

Date Completed Study Title Contract No. Contractor
09/2008 Developing a Baseline GIS Database and Tools to Identify Water Reuse Potential in Texas
3.37 MB
070-483-0753 URS Corporation
10/2005 Ship Channel Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Study
71 KB
2003-483-505 City of Houston/Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
08/2005 Recycled Water Implementation Plan - Dallas Water Utilities
13.4 MB
2003-483-486 City of Dallas
10/2004 WRMWD Water Reuse and Conservation Study
827 KB
2003-483-487 White River Municipal Water District
01/1997 McAllen-Edinburg Reuse Feasibility Study
7.1 MB
96-483-152 Lower Rio Grande Valley Conservation District
05/1995 Lakeway Area Reclaimed Water Regional Use Utility Feasibility Study
2.8 MB
94-483-044 Lower Colorado River Authority
10/1994 Northshore Regional Wastewater Reuse Water Supply and Flood Control Planning Study
12 MB
93-483-354 San Patricio Municipal Water District
02/1993 Wastewater Reuse Feasibility Project - City of Sweetwater
1.8 MB
91-483-592 City of Sweetwater
06/1991 Feasibility Study for the Implementation of a Water Reuse Project in Fairfield Village
5 MB
90-483-768 Harris County MUD 322 and Harris County WCID 155
05/1988 Water Reclamation Research Project - City of Abilene
12.1 MB
84-83-517 City of Abilene



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.



Water Reuse in Texas Webinar
Erika Mancha, TWDB | North Central Texas Council of Government’s, Dallas, TX, June 18, 2019


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