Environmental Protection

MOP Helps Communities Develop Water Reuse Projects

The WateReuse Association announces the release of a new publication designed to help communities address the need for a sustainable, drought-proof water supply, while protecting public health and the environment.

The "Manual of Practice on How to Develop a Water Reuse Program" provides a standardized planning approach for communities to develop and analyze new water reuse projects.

Using a concise, easy-to-understand format, this manual provides a step-by-step approach for planning a successful project. Each step of the process from design and construction to developing a financing plan and conducting public outreach is outlined in vivid detail that will help the reader avoid any missteps.

"Water resources across the United States and around the world are under unprecedented stress from climate change and increasing demand on available supplies," said WateReuse Association Executive Director Wade Miller. "Many communities can no longer afford to rely on a single source to meet water supply demands. In the 21st century, water is much too valuable to use just once."

The manual was authored by Thomas Holliman of Lee & Ro; Richard Atwater of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency; James Crook, an environmental engineering consultant; and Lois Humphreys of TRG Associates. John Morris of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California rounded out the team as a technical reviewer.

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