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Insights to Potable Reuse and Microbial Risks

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Water reuse is a critical component of an integrated water resources management approach developed at the state and local levels to meet the water needs of multiple sectors including agriculture, industry, drinking water, and ecosystem protection.

An integrated approach commonly involves a combination of water management strategies (e.g., water supply development, water storage, water use efficiency, and water reuse) and engages multiple stakeholders and needs, including the needs of the environment. Although USEPA encourages an integrated approach to water resources management, it does not require or restrict practices such as water reuse. USEPA acknowledges the primacy of states in the allocation and development of water resources. USEPA, state, and local governments implement programs under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect the quality of source waters to ensure that source water is treated so that water provided to the tap is safe for people to drink (e.g., contaminant-specific drinking water standards). The SDWA and the CWA provide a foundation from which states can further develop and support potable water reuse as they deem appropriate. This webinar will highlight some projects across USEPA offices that support water reuse as part of an integrated water resources management approach. Learn More.