Project #4758

Developing Tools for Surface Water Nutrient Loading Attributable to Reclaimed Water

$463,716
Completed
Principal Investigator
Joan
Oppenheimer
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
Stantec
Nutrients
Reuse
Source & Receiving Waters

Abstract

Water reclamation utilities have a need for a tool that can demonstrate the contribution of their reuse practices toward nutrient impairment of surface waters within selected watersheds. Thus, this project sought to identify a marker unique to municipal reuse water and to investigate additional markers indicative of nutrient attenuation during reclaimed water transport in the environment. The research results provide a conceptual approach for best management action plans (BMAPs) that employ reclaimed water nutrient load allocations that are based on quantifiable fractional load assessments. This research was conducted in the Gordon River Extension, a 303(d) listed nutrient impaired waterbody in Collier County, Florida. Published by WRF. 142 pages. Online PDF. (2018)

Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-13-11.