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Water Reuse Program

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality implements a statewide program that encourages water reuse (use of recycled water) in a manner to protect public health and the environment. The protection of Oregon's water is one of DEQ's highest priorities. A key action to help achieve this protection is the development of strategies that encourage water reuse.

Program Topics

  • Introduction
    Encouraging water reuse is a key action identified to support DEQ’s Strategic Direction in protecting water quality. Program policy and implementation information provides an overview to the water reuse program.
  • Graywater
    Information on the reuse of water collected from showers, baths, sinks, and laundries.
  • Recycled Water
    Information on the reuse of treated effluent from municipal wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Industrial Water
    Information on the reuse of water collected from non-municipal sources.
  • Contacts
    DEQ Water Quality contacts

Current News

  • DEQ is now accepting applications for Industrial Reuse Water
    Industrial facilities that generate industrial waters suitable for irrigation or other limited uses without secondary or advanced wastewater treatment, can apply for this permit.
  • DEQ is now accepting applications for Graywater Reuse permits
    Persons and businesses seeking to reuse graywater through a graywater reuse and disposal system for limited purposes, such as irrigation or landscape ponds, can apply for this permit.
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For specific information on a wastewater treatment facility, permit, or recycled water activities, please contact the appropriate DEQ regional office.

For overall program information, please contact the program coordinator, Ron Doughten by phone at 503-229-5472 or by email.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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