Every community’s future depends on access to clean, reliable and adequate supplies of water.
The World Health Organisation estimates that one fifth of the world’s population inhabit regions where water is physically scarce and one in three people lack access to a potable water supply to meet their daily needs.
Wherever you are in the world, for potable recycled water to be an acceptable alternative supply option the community must have confidence in regulation, water quality standards and assessment procedures. This research examined the historical safety of potable recycled water schemes and the quality of the water produced.
An overview of the historical context, application, and communication of bioanalytical tools for recycled water quality assessment in Australia, including answers to frequently asked questions.
Research demonstrating the safety of potable recycled water plants was based on seven water reuse schemes around the world.Groundwater replenishment system, Orange County, California, USA Upper Occoquan Service Authority, Fairfax, Virginia, USA NEWater, Singapore New Goreangab water reclamation plant, Windhoek, Namibia Torreele/St. Andre Water Reclamation Plant, Koksijde, Belgium Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme, Brisbane, Queensland Groundwater Replenishment Trial, Perth, Western Australia