Project #4833

Understanding the Impacts of Wastewater Treatment Performance on Advanced Water Treatment Processes and Finished Water Quality

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Mary Smith
Carollo Engineers
Water Quality
Advanced Treatment
Reuse: Potable


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 bridges 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, was 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. Published in 2023.

Originally funded as WERF project 17-05