Study of Direct Potable Reuse of Reclaimed Wastewater: Preliminary Results

by Adam W. Olivieri, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,
Don Eisenberg, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,
Robert C. Cooper, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,
Richard E. Danielson, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,
Regina Rudnicki, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: The study includes a comprehensive attempt to measure as many as possible of the parameters which may effect the public health risk associated with reuse of municipal wastewater, after treatment to a very high quality in a state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment system. The study also includes comparison of the risk relative to that associated with the City's present water supply. A substantial body of data have been collected on both the reclaimed water system and the raw City water supply. The purpose of this paper is to present the preliminary results and findings from the monitoring effort. The discussion includes monitoring results relative to bacterial, viral and parasitic disease agents, routine bacterial indicator organisms, chemical screening, and genetic toxicity testing.

Subject Headings: Water reclamation | Health hazards | Water quality | Municipal wastewater | Wastewater treatment | North America | California | United States | San Diego

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