Water Reuse and Beyond – Water Quality Monitoring Methods, Data, and Interpretation

Jul 2, 2020

Water quality at potable reuse facilities may be monitored through any or a combination of individual, surrogate, and/or bulk parameters. Many new monitoring tools with increased sensitivity are in use or being developed to assess water quality in potable reuse schemes. When mature, these tools may enable utilities to improve operations and detect compounds/potential hazards with improved sensitivity and/or in a timelier manner than currently possible with existing methods.

Many of them require refinement and validation in demonstration and/or full-scale facilities before they can be used by most utilities. Studies must be carefully designed and the data must be systematically evaluated to avoid misinterpretation. This research area will assist the industry in understanding the usefulness of these tools and important considerations as to how to use and interpret them.


Project List

Assessing Water Quality Monitoring Needs, Tools, Gaps, and Opportunities for Potable Water Resuse

  • Project Number: 5079
  • Year Completed: Ongoing

Advisory Committee Members

  • Megan Plumlee, OCWD
  • Catherine Hoffman, USBR
  • Channah Rock, Univ. of Arizona
  • Teri Slifko, Metropolitan Water District
  • Andy Salveson, Carollo
  • Frank Gerringer, Hazen
  • Jean Debroux, Kennedy Jenks
  • George DiGiovanni, Metropolitan Water District
  • Melanie Holmer, Brown and Caldwell
  • Jeff Mosher, Carollo
  • Claire Waggoner, CA SWRCB