EPA Issues Updated Guidelines for Water Reuse

EPA's Office of Water and Office of Research and Development, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S. AID), have approved and are now distributing a 2004 Guidelines for Water Reuse Manual (EPA625-R-04/018), which recommends water reuse guidelines, along with supporting information, to help water and wastewater utilities and regulatory agencies, particularly in the U.S. This updated toolkit will help water managers advance water conservation and sustainability efforts at home and abroad," said Benjamin Grumbles, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. The document updates the 1992 Guidelines document by incorporating information on water reuse that has been developed since the 1992 document was issued, including expanded coverage of water reuse issues and practices in other countries. Many volunteers developed it via an EPA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Camp Dresser McKee and an Interagency Agreement with U.S. AID, along with extensive contributions.

The updated Guidelines document is being distributed (in both printed and CD formats) by EPA's Office of Research and Development/Technology Transfer Program as one of their Manuals of Practice. Copies of the updated manual can be ordered via the website www.epa.gov/ttbnrmrl and has been posted in pdf form at http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/pubs/625r04108/625r04108.pdf.

For further information contact Robert Bastian at 202 564 0653.


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