2017 Potable Reuse Compendium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | January 11th, 2018


Appropriate and necessary treatment and reuse of wastewater to augment existing water resources is a rapidly expanding approach for both non-potable and potable

Bottoms Up: Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet - if we can get over the yuck factor

Scientific American | July 1st, 2014


On a sunny day in December, I visit a shiny, sterile water-processing facility nestled in the hills of northern San Diego. Sheltered by an ugly cream-colored roof but l

Direct potable reuse: a future imperative

International Water Association (IWA) Publishing | March 1st, 2011


As a result of population growth, urbanization, and climate change, public water supplies are becoming stressed, and the chances of tapping new water supplies for

Distributions of waterborne pathogens in raw wastewater based on a 14-month, multi-site monitoring campaign

Water Research | February 9th, 2022


The California State Water Resources Control Board is the first regulatory body in the United States to develop statewide regulations for direct potable reuse (DPR). To s

Investigation on the Feasibility of Developing Uniform Water Recycling Criteria for Direct Potable Reuse

California State Water Resources Control Board | December 29th, 2016


In 2010, the California Legislature enacted Senate Bill (SB) 918 (Chapter 700, Statutes of 2010), which added sections 13560-13569 (Division 7, Chapter 7.3) to the Water

Potable Reuse 101: An innovative and sustainable water supply solution

American Water Works Association (AWWA) | April 14th, 2016


Both the quality and quantity of conventional water supplies are increasingly affected by population growth, urbanization, prolonged and severe droughts, and climate chan

The frontiers of water and sanitation

Nature Water | January 19th, 2023


The way in which human society uses water is continuously evolving. The present challenges related to clean water availability require the development of sustainable tech

The Untapped Potential of California’s Urban Water Supply: Water Efficiency, Water Reuse, and Stormwater Capture

https://pacinst.org/publication/california-urban-water-supply-potential-2022/ | April 12th, 2022


In this assessment, we quantify the potential for a range of water strategies in urbanized parts of California to both reduce inefficient and wasteful water uses and expa

Toxicological assessment of potable reuse and conventional drinking waters

Nature Sustainability | October 27th, 2022


Potable reuse, the process of treating wastewater to drinkable standards, offers a reliable and sustainable solution to cities and regions facing shortages of clean water

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