Webinar: Operating a DPR Plant

A recording of the Operating a DPR Plant webinar, presented in conjunction with the WateReuse Research Foundation.

This infographic illustrates the process of identifying CCPs and implementing appropriate operational responses.

DPR applications require cooperative operating procedures, communications protocols, data sharing, and other elements to integrate multiple entities into one DPR scheme.

Operator training is a key component of any successful DPR application.

(TEMPE, AZ – January 5, 2015) – Troy Walker and Dr. Ben Stanford are co-hosting an upcoming WateReuse Research Foundation webinar titled “Operating a DPR Plant – Integrating the Critical Control Process to Operations”.

Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) is the supply of highly treated reclaimed water directly to a drinking water treatment plant or distribution system, with or without an engineered storage buffer. There are a number of potential benefits of DPR relative to indirect potable reuse (IPR), including reduced energy requirements, reduced construction costs, and reduced operational costs. DPR may also provide an opportunity to allow potable reuse in situations where a suitable environmental buffer is not available for IPR.

All water treatment facilities require a high level of reliability to ensure water is delivered to an acceptable quality and the risk to public health is minimized. This importance is underlined in the case of DPR, where the real risks of higher contaminant levels in plant feed water (e.g., during epidemics or after industrial accidents), along with perceived risks associated with public perception of reuse, require a high level of operational certainty. Consistent and assured levels of reliability can be met only with a holistic asset management framework including a robust design, effective and transparent operational management, a carefully managed maintenance strategy, and proven response procedures.

The critical control point methodology, adapted from the food industry, provides a process that helps assure that water quality consistently meets the requirements of public health. This webcast will present some of the work of the WateReuse Research Foundation study Critical Control Point Assessment to Quantify Robustness and Reliability of Multiple Treatment Barriers of a DPR Scheme (13-03) along with information from Development of Operation and Maintenance Plan and Training and Certification Framework for Direct Potable Reuse Systems (13-13).

The webinar, which is free for WateReuse Research Foundation members, will be held on January 14th at 2pm EST. For more information, or to register, please visit the WateReuse site.

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