The Guidelines for Water Reuse published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2012 facilitates development of water reuse by serving as an authoritative reference. The document covers both non-potable and potable reuse, but does not provide detailed information on current direct potable reuse practices. A challenge in implementing potable reuse, particularly for areas without formal regulations, has been the lack of a central source where technical information is compiled in a format that can be readily accessible to state and local regulatory authorities. To address this, EPA has been developing a potable reuse supplement that describes current practices for potable reuse. The potable reuse suppment is being developed by EPA and CDM Smith under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). The final draft of the document was submitted to EPA in December of 2016 and is awaiting final approval before issuance in the document in the second quarter of 2017. This presentation will give an overview of the document and the current practices of potable reuse in the United States.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Greg Wetterau, PE, BCEE
- CDM Smith Inc.
- AMTA/SEDA Technology Transfer Workshop, Atlanta, GA
- AMTA/SEDA Technology Transfer Workshop
- Regulations, Reuse, Potable Reuse