Facts & Stats
Recycled Water from Coast-to-Coast
National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems
The National Blue Ribbon Commission advances best management practices to support the use of onsite non-potable water systems within individual buildings or at the local scale. A partnership of the US Water Alliance and the Water Research Foundation, the commission aims to progress innovative solutions for One Water management. To support the adoption of onsite non-potable systems, the commission has developed the following tools and resources based on best practices underway in local communities and world-class research:
- Making the Utility Case for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems
- A Guidebook for Developing and Implementing Regulations for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems
- Model State Regulation for Onsite Non-potable Water Programs
- Model Local Ordinance for Onsite Non-potable Water Programs
- Model Program Rules for Onsite Non-potable Water Programs
- Technical Appendix: A Guidebook for Developing and Implementing Regulations for ONWS
- Risk-Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems
- National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems Factsheet
- Blueprint for Onsite Water Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide for Developing a Local Program to Manage Onsite Water Systems
- Innovative Applications in Water Reuse: Ten Case Studies
- Innovative Applications in Water Reuse & Desalination: Case Studies 2
- Reclaimed Water as an Alternative Water Source for Crop Irrigation
- Reclaimed Water Use for Edible Crop Production in Florida
Direct Potable Reuse
- Fact Sheet: History of Potable Reuse in California
- Backgrounder: California Direct Potable Reuse Initiative
- Desalination Plant Intakes—Impingement and Entrainment Impacts and Solutions
- Overview of Desalination Plant Intake Alternatives
- Seawater Concentrate Management
- Seawater Desalination Costs
- Seawater Desalination Power Consumption
- Addressing Water Scarcity through Recycling and Reuse: A Menu for Policy Makers
This white paper provides a valuable starting point for governments in Latin America to evaluate the appropriate mix of policies that might best fit their needs to increase water recycling and reuse.
- The Economic, Job Creation, and Federal Tax Revenue Benefits of Increased Funding for the State Revolving Fund Programs
A WEF and WateReuse 2016 economic benefits analysis of the impacts of increased funding for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) revealed that a requested $34.7 billion of federal SRF spending will generate $102.7 billion in total economic input and create more than 500,000 U.S. jobs.
- Financing Industrial Water Reuse with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This white paper highlights the reasons why private companies might benefit from CWSRF loans and identifies some of the challenges associated with public financing that they could face.
- Recommendations for EPA’s Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center
On January 16, 2015, the formation of a Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center (Center) was announced to assist communities in improving their water infrastructure while becoming more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Tools and Guidelines (Members Only)
Helping People Understand Potable Reuse: A Flexible Communication Plan for Use by Public Information Professionals
This get-going kit has been pulled from the larger document known as Model Communication Plans for Increasing Awareness and Fostering Acceptance of Direct Potable Reuse (13-02). The plan is flexible and is designed to be adapted to the specific needs and situations of an individual community.
This manual was developed to assist communities in implementing the use of reclaimed water in their service area. It addresses planning, design, construction, operations, public outreach, regulatory compliance, institutional and organizational considerations, and economics issues.
This manual is designed to train property managers, landscape supervisors, gardeners, and others on the use of reclaimed water. The document is customizable and allows agencies to adapt its contents to their specific needs by simply including those items that apply and leaving out those that do not.