Risk-Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-potable Water Systems - 4632
Completion Year Research Value Research Manager Principal Investigator Contractor
2016 $20,000.00 Ms. Katie Henderson N/A

This project was co-funded by WE&RF, San Francisco PUC, WRRF, and WRF, managed by WE&RF. This project developed recommendations on setting appropriate performance criteria, management structure, monitoring, and permitting of on-site non-potable systems, or Decentralized Non-potable Water Systems (DNWS). The final report provides guidance to state and local health departments, based in part on a risk-based framework that allows these agencies to consider development of a DNWS program that adequately protects public health. A key consideration in the development of this framework was to provide a flexible approach to enable pragmatic design and operation of DNWS that ensures reliable delivery of water that is protective of public health. The DNWS guidance was developed to address non-single residence applications, (i.e., multi-residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings). However, the risk-based framework presented here is applicable across project scales. Published in 2017.

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Risk-Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems46323/17/2017 
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