Comment Letter – Report to the Legislature on DPR

CWEA, along with the Association of California Water Agencies, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, CA‐NV Section American Water Works Association, California Urban Water Agencies and WateReuse California submitted an additional comment letter to the State Water Resources Control Board offering several recommendations for modifying the Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) report before submittal to the California Legislature.

We believe the issuance of this report, and the finding that it is feasible to develop uniform water recycling criteria for Direct Potable Reuse (DPR), are major milestones toward providing a new drought‐proof water supply to California communities. Potable reuse, including DPR, has the potential to provide an additional 1.1 million‐acre‐feet (MAF) of potable water supplies per year, enough to serve more than 8 million Californians or one‐fifth of the state’s population by 2020, according to a 2014 report by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (formerly WateReuse Research Foundation). Timely adoption of DPR regulations is also needed to help meet the state’s water recycling goals of an additional 1 MAF by 2020 and 2 MAF by 2030.

Read the full comment letter here.

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