Manual Helps Communities Develop Water Supplies

The WateReuse Association announced the release The Manual of Practice on How to Develop a Water Reuse Program, which 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 detail. With the benefit of this publication, communities can develop better planned projects that draw from the lessons learned from established programs and achieve greater public acceptance, successful implementation, and fulfillment of project objectives.

The manual was authored by a group of professionals, including 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. Each author involved has decades of experience in planning and implementing various aspects of water reuse projects. The advice in this manual comes from professionals that have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to develop a successful water reuse program.

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