WE&RF Potable Reuse Research Compilation Now Available

The full DPR research report is now available.

(RALEIGH, NC – January 4, 2017) – The implementation of direct potable reuse (DPR), a strategy for augmenting public water supplies with advanced treated water, has been gaining traction in the water sector. Since 2012, more than $20 million has been invested in research projects evaluating technical, operational, and managerial aspects related to DPR. By 2015, a significant body of research information was available as a result of these projects though the information had not been compiled into a single document resource for engineers, utility managers, and regulators.

WE&RF Project 15-01 was undertaken in 2016 to summarize and synthesize the key issues and findings from this research to provide – in one comprehensive document – a clear understanding of the total state-of-the-art and state-of-the-science on DPR and to identify unknowns that may require further research.

The DPR Compendium has been released and is available on the WE&RF website.

On January 23rd at 1pm Eastern, the Water Environment Foundation (WEF) will host a webinar about the compendium. This web seminar, co-hosted by Dr. Ben Stanford of Hazen and Sawyer, will provide an overview of the key issues, findings, and results of the research synthesis, using a topic-based approach. After a brief overview of DPR, the following topics will be addressed: source control for DPR programs, an evaluation of treatment trains, surrogates and log reduction credits for pathogens, methods to monitor pathogens, constituents of emerging concern, critical control points to monitor DPR systems, operation and maintenance of DPR facilities, operator training and certification, the resilience of DPR systems, and reliable and redundant treatment train performance.

For more information, or to register, please visit the WEF website.

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