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

Analysis of Potential Water-Supply Management Options, 2010-60, and Documentation of Revisions to the Model of the Irwin Basin Aquifer System, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Fort Irwin National Training Area | October 31st, 2014


The Fort Irwin National Training Center is considering several alternatives to manage their limited water-supply sources in the Irwin Basin. An existing three-dimensional

Contributions of recycled wastewater to clean water and sanitation Sustainable Development Goals

Clean Water | April 30th, 2020


Water resources are essential for every development activity, not only in terms of available quantity but also in terms of quality. Population growth and urbani

Desalination for a circular water economy

Energy & Environmental Science | August 20th, 2020


Today's water systems are enabled by ample fresh water sources, low-cost centralized treatment, and facile wastewater disposal. Climatic change, aging infrastructure, and

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

How much potable water is saved by wastewater recycling? Quasi-experimental evidence from California

Resources, Conservation and Recycling | October 6th, 2021


Recently, California has made large investments in wastewater recycling to replace applications that use potable water. It may be expected that the use of recycled water

Integrated Water Management at the Peri-Urban Interface: A Case Study of Monterey, California

Water, Multidisciplinary Publishing Institute (MDPI) | December 21st, 2020


Climate change, drought, and chronic overdraft represent growing threats to the sustainability of water supplies in dry environments. The Monterey/Salinas region in Cali

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

LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles City-Wide Overview

UCLA: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge | February 1st, 2018


This report assesses the potential to improve water quality standards while integrating complementary One Water Management practices that can increase potential local wat

Layperson's Guide to California Wastewater*

Water Education Foundation | December 12th, 2013


This guide, part of an ongoing series by the Water Education Foundation, provides an overview of basic background information on California laws and regulations, wastewat

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