Last updated: March 7, 2022
Aquamation— sometimes called water cremation or flameless cremation— is legal or allowable for use on human remains in almost half of U.S. states, with legislation pending in many more. You may see it referenced by its technical name: alkaline hydrolysis.
Learn more about aquamation in this in-depth Q&A article.
See U.S., state-by-state aquamation status below, including Washington D.C.
(For Canada, see this aquamation status table.)
Aqumation technology is allowable for use on pets in all U.S. states (as well as Washington D.C.) and in all Canadian provinces and territories.