Project #5048

Integrating Real-Time Collection System Monitoring Approaches into Enhanced Source Control Programs for Potable Reuse

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Harry Zhang, Ph.D., PE
Carollo Engineers
Intelligent Water Systems
Reuse, Direct Potable


With numerous potable water reuse facilities being planned, designed, and constructed, there are questions regarding how to best implement enhanced source control programs for potable water reuse. A critical next step in the evolution of enhanced source control is developing the ability to monitor water quality within the wastewater collection system cost-effectively in real time. This project will determine what level of real-time collection system monitoring is feasible, appropriate, and necessary for protection of downstream potable reuse; and develop a framework for integrating real-time monitoring into existing pre-treatment program requirements (permits, local limits, etc.), including data management and security considerations. Research partner: California State Water Resources Control Board.