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Implementation of Potable Reuse & the Preservation of Water Quality

November 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm



11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PDT
PDHs: 1
Fee: Free for Members; $49 for Nonmembers

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Indirect potable reuse is not a new concept in Florida, however, the state is beginning to see the project portfolio expand. Reclaimed water as a source of potable supply requires Florida to examine options to implement a pragmatic path forward and to consider the permitting conditions necessary to support a flexible approach, recognizing advancements in treatment technology will continue to occur.

In numerous U.S. cities, changes in source water, treatment, and distribution system practices impact the water quality. Blending of a direct potable reuse (DPR) supply into an existing water distribution system includes the introduction of a new source water, treatment modifications, and modification of distribution practices. The implementation of DPR must preserve a water utility’s ability to meet its water quality objectives and maintain regulatory compliance.

John Coates and Ryan Matthews of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will review Florida’s emerging water policy to include the expansion of beneficial reuse. This discussion will include the emerging challenges Florida faces in the expansion of permitting framework for potable water reuse (direct and indirect). Chris Hill of Arcadis will discuss strategies water utilities can consider to avoid disruption in water quality and present DPR integration planning case studies from utilities intending to implement DPR.


  • John Coates, Director, Division of Water Resource Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Ryan Matthews, Director, Office of Water Policy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Chris Hill, Vice President/ Regional Value Proposition Leader
  • Amy Tracy, WateReuse Florida President (Moderator)






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