Guidance for water utilities on indoor recycled water use released

Provides recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.

December 19, 2018 |

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Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) introduced parameters for the use of indoor recycled water.

The guidance was developed for water utilities to ensure that plumbing products function as intended by manufacturers. The water quality limits provide recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.

“This guidance will help water utilities to produce recycled water that will not hamper the performance of residential and commercial plumbing products that can be used with non-potable water, such as toilets and urinals,” said Kerry Stackpole, PMI’s CEO/executive director, in a news release.

Water districts may use recycled water, also known as reclaimed water or treated wastewater, for uses that do not require potable water, such as irrigation, power plant cooling, or toilet or urinal flushing. There are no federal standards for the use of this water. PMI’s recycled water parameters are not intended as guidance for public health and safety nor for plumbing products used for bathing, cooking, drinking or hygiene purposes (e.g., faucets, showerheads, personal hygiene devices and bidets).

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