A new method is proposed in this article to design the property-based water-using networks with reuse. The operator potential concept and a linear programming approach are combined in the design procedure. The precedence order of demands is determined by the values of the operator potential of demands. The allocations of the sources to the demands are decided with a linear programming approach. The results of two literature examples obtained with the proposed method are comparable to that obtained with graphical or mathematical programming method in the literature. In addition, the proposed method can be applied to both single and multiple property systems.