Last Update: July 20, 2014
Among the statutes related to recycled water are Water Code sections 13560-13569, which require us to
In addition, we are required to
To assist in these activities, we've appointed an Advisory Group and an Expert Panel.
Preparation of an Engineering Report for the Production, Distribution and Use of Recycled Water (PDF) — March 2001
Analysis and reporting of non-target compounds—including tentatively identified compounds (TICs)—for extremely impaired sources (PDF) and recycled water: (1) Non-Target Volatile Organic Chemicals (PDF)- September 10, 2003 draft(2) Non-Target Semi-Volatile Organic Chemicals (PDF)- September 10, 2003 draft
Alternative Treatment Technology Report for Recycled Water (October 2013) (PDF)
Review of California’s Water Recycling Criteria for Agricultural Irrigation - Recommendations of an Independent Advisory Panel (September 2012) (PDF, 2MB) An Independent Advisory Panel, consisting of nine nationally recognized experts, reviewed California’s Water Recycling Criteria for use in agricultural irrigation. This report reviews the use of water recycling for agricultural purposes, including food crop production, in order to address whether the use of recycled water, produced in conformance with California’s Water Recycling Criteria, has been protective of public health.
BDOC as a Performance Measure for Organics Removal in Groundwater Recharge of Recycled Water - Final Report of the Independent Advisory Panel (September 2012) (PDF) An Independent Advisory Panel, consisting of seven nationally recognized experts, reviewed the use of Biodegradable Dissolved Organic Carbon (BDOC) as an alternative to Total Organic Carbon (TOC) as a suitable performance measure to assess the removal of unregulated wastewater-derived organics from recycled water used for groundwater recharge via surface spreading. This report provides useful information for future proposals regarding BDOC as a performance measurement.
Emerging contaminants such as endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals and personal care products are of current interest. Click here for information on emerging contaminants.
Questions about our recycled water-related activities should be directed to Randy Barnard.
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