One of the keys to solving the West's water supply problems is finding smart, innovative ways to recycle water. The 2009 issue of Arroyo examines the many facets of water reuse: its history, regulation, treatment, and current uses. New strategies for water reuse, such as integrated water and wastewater systems, are descibed, along with the latest results of relevant university research projects. The authors explore public policy issues relating to treatment and distribution costs, incentives, and the protection of public health with reclaimed water for various uses, including potable reuse. Resolving these issues will require open discussion and a well-informed public. This Arroyo aims to provide comprehensive and timely information to support the public discussion of this important topic.
Arroyo 2009 Once Shunned, Wastewater Now Viewed as a Valuable Resource
Reclaimed, recycled, reused water--all one and the same, all sources of renewable supplies
Arroyo, , 12pp., Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, 2009