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Project: The Water Research Foundation (Research Methods for QMRA, Pathogen, Monitoring & Treatment) - Planning Project

Description: In March 2014, the State Water Board convened an expert panel, pursuant to Water Code section 13565, in part to provide the State Water Board recommendations regarding the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse. The expert panel stated that no additional research was needed to establish uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse, but recommended several areas of research that could be conducted either before and/or concurrently with the development of regulations to enhance the understanding and acceptability of direct potable reuse, and further ensure that direct potable reuse is protective of public health. In December 2016, the State Water Board passed Resolution No. 2016-0061, stating it supports and encourages the use of recycled water, in part, by providing funding for research that will fill critical knowledge gaps to advance recycled water in California. This research will enhance the understanding and acceptability of direct potable reuse in California by improving knowledge of quantitative microbial risk assessments, pathogen monitoring, and identifying and treating for unknown constituents in direct potable reuse projects. This research can be used by recycled water purveyors when developing direct potable reuse projects so they have the information they need to develop and operate recycled water facilities in a safe and reliable manner.

Reference Number: 3940P01D1705002

Implemented By: The Water Research Foundation

Objective: This research will enhance the understanding and acceptability of direct potable reuse in California by improving knowledge of quantitative microbial risk assessments, pathogen monitoring, and identifying and treating in direct potable reuse projects.

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $1,385,900.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 2/28/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Statewide

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $1,385,900.00
Prop. 1, Water Recycling5/1/2019$1,385,900.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Water Quality Treatment Technology  

Water Action Plan Target

    
Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description

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