This document provides water reuse safety evaluation and public acceptance parameters and methods for users who design, manage, and/or oversee the non-potable water reuse schemes or activities in urban areas from the viewpoint of water quality. The document can be used in various stages of non-potable water reuse projects such as design, operation, and post assessment.
The document is applicable to non-potable water reuse in urban areas with reclaimed water from municipal wastewater sources. The wastewater sources can also include a limited contribution of industrial wastewater input. While some communities are turning to potable reuse to meet water supply needs, discussion of safety evaluation of potable reuse is outside the scope of this document.