Project #1703

Potable Reuse for Inland Locations: Pilot Testing Results from a New Potable Reuse Treatment Scheme-Potable Reuse Investigation in Tucson, AZ

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Mr. Justin Mattingly
Reuse: Indirect Potable
Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs)
Reuse: Potable
Reuse: Direct Potable


This project evaluated the feasibility of an alternative non-RO-based potable reuse treatment scheme that produces highly purified water. To meet the needs of the greater Tucson Metropolitan area, Tucson Water is exploring potable reuse as a means to diversify and expand their water portfolio. Thus, a six-month pilot test of an innovative and sustainable potable reuse treatment scheme was conducted under a tailored collaboration project. The treatment processes evaluated included short-term soil aquifer treatment, side-stream nanofiltration, ozone, biological activated carbon filtration, and granular activated carbon adsorption. Published by WE&RF. 241 pages. Online PDF. (2016)

Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-13-09.