Home\Breaking Down Implementation Barriers for Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems

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The growth of onsite non-potable water systems (ONWS) across the country has highlighted the need for guidance materials to ensure more consistent and reliable implementation. WRF 4909 tackles the critical knowledge gaps to aid key stakeholders (designers, operators, regulators, program administrators, and system owners) in the reliable implementation of ONWS.

Across the nation, onsite non-potable water systems (ONWS) are becoming increasingly common as a means to conserve and recycle water. Ensuring consistent implementation is one of the principal challenges for ONWS programs, particularly when multiple, new stakeholders are involved. Water Research Foundation project 4909 sought to identify key knowledge gaps and provide the resources needed to aid in the smooth implementation of ONWS. Through interaction with the National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems, the Project Team identified common pitfalls that have impacted the design, operation, permitting, and implementation of ONWS.

This presentation will cover key components of a successful ONWS program including: (1) treatment goals that control public health risk, (2) effective design of both treatment and non-treatment (i.e., management) barriers, (3) strategies for effective operation and monitoring of ONWS systems, and (4) frameworks for regulating and permitting ONWS. The goal of this presentation is to convey the importance of stakeholder knowledge for consistent protection of public health at ONWS installations. This information will be presented through a survey of the projects two main deliverables: the comprehensive guidance manual and interactive training modules.

April 15th, 2020 2:00 PM through  3:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Registration $49.00

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