January 24, 2017
Report: Tap water may be recycled
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Some Californians may eventually be drinking recycled water.

A report released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control Board concludes that it is feasible to develop and adopt regulations for using recycled water as drinking water. But the report stated that certain research and key knowledge gaps will have to be addressed.

The report was delivered to the state Legislature, completing a key step toward fulfilling Governor Brown’s goal of more sustainable water resources, as highlighted in the California Water Action Plan. Recycled water is part of a multi-faceted effort to diversify California’s water supplies and increase long-term resilience.

Direct potable reuse (DPR) is the addition of recycled water directly into a drinking water system or into a raw water supply immediately upstream of a drinking water treatment plant.

No other state has yet developed regulations specifically for direct potable reuse.
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