Water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) typically focus on meeting effluent discharge requirements; however, with the increased prevalence of potable reuse, there is a need to rigorously define the impact of effluent quality on different advanced water treatment processes. This project will bridge this gap through examination of whole system impacts, performance, and economics. A set of practical tools, including a cause and effect database, decision support flow chart, and case study documents, will be developed to help utilities choose the best path for implementing potable reuse. Research partners: California State Water Resources Control Board and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Originally funded as WERF project 17-05