US EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) is collaborating with states and utilities who identified two key issues limiting adoption of these onsite non-potable water systems (ONWS):
1) definition of treatment requirements for safe reuse, and
2) development of standard approaches for monitoring performance.
The National Blue Ribbon Commission for ONWS is a coalition of state and local groups established to advance best management practices to support the use of ONWS. ORD science results have been directly incorporated into the Commission’s guidebook for developing and implementing regulations for ONWS, and this presentation will summarize the work to date and the ongoing collaboration.