The increased implementation of wastewater reclamation systems requires adequate controls to protect users of reclaimed water from exposure to pathogens. This research report identifies the relative effectiveness of biological treatment systems, filtration, and disinfection for removal of these viral and protozoan pathogens. The report also is an effective guide for facilities interested in developing improved monitoring tools to assess microbiological water quality. WERF believes this report will help to catalyze discussions on a regulatory framework focused on reclaimed water quality for viruses, parasites, and bacteria. Published by WERF. 90 pages. Online PDF.
Originally funded as WERF project 00-PUM-2T.