Latest Insights on Water Reuse

  1. Making The Most From Wastewater

    Wastewater plant managers are well aware that they can put a price tag on the water they treat and the byproducts that result. But many still wonder: what number should that tag show and where will they find the highest bidder?

  2. Jersey Strong: A Q&A With Public Utility Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden

    Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden has been on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities since 2012. As a mayor and councilwoman of Madison, NJ for 14 years, Holden chaired the water and wastewater utilities.

  3. When The Water’s Too Clean

    The Orange County Water District (OCWD) has been a leader in the recycled water movement. Its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) operates as a possible model for the potable reuse systems of the future, taking treated wastewater that would normally be discharged into the ocean, purifying it, and then piping it into “recharge stations” where it is stored in underground aquifers for at least six months before traveling to consumers (that buffer puts the “indirect” in indirect potable reuse).

  4. When Should DPR Water Enter The Mainstream?

    The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has initiated a research project titled “Blending Requirements for Water from DPR Treatment Facilities” which, as the name indicates, aims to determine the optimum phase for incorporating highly treated direct potable reuse (DPR) water into the larger supply.

  5. Potable Reuse Gets A Taste Of The Charles River

    It was named by the infamous explorer Captain John Smith after the Massachusett tribe of Native Americans, then subsequently renamed by King Charles I of England after himself. As Boston grew, the mighty Charles River proved a vital force behind its expansion, and its long and winding history a reflection of the city’s own.

  6. Saving Silicon Valley: How A Reuse Project Became Its Own Tech Breakthrough

    The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center project provides expanded reuse opportunities, increased sustainability, and promise for the future.

  7. A Future Without Waste

    What the road to full resource recovery looks like and how to get on it.

  8. U.S. Drought Reshapes Thinking On Water Solutions

    California’s drought, increasing water consumption, and improving technology costs are sparking deployment of more advanced municipal and industrial solutions to address water stress across the U.S. The epicenter of change is across the U.S. Sunbelt, where wastewater reuse and desalination have been thrust into the spotlight as key solutions. 

  9. Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is harnessing both natural resources and human drive to lead an energy surge in the water sector. WEF President Ed McCormick discusses where the industry is headed and how utilities can stay ahead of the curve.

  10. Methadone In The Water: What’s The Real Risk?

    An environmental study made headlines this spring as it drew a distinct parallel between the growing PPCP epidemic and a poisonous disinfection byproduct (DBP) making its way into drinking water.