Water Reuse Documents

The links below provide access to our water reuse-related papers and presentations.

Webinars

2016

Overview of the Texas Direct Potable Reuse Resource Document, Ellen McDonald and Margie Nellor, TWDB, January 2016, (14,130 KB).

White Papers

2010

Water Reuse as a Water Management Strategy for Small Communities in Texas, Saqib Shirazi and Jorge Arroyo, Innovative Water Technologies, TWDB, April 2010, (96.6 KB).

The 2007 State Water Plan of Texas (TWDB, 2007) projects that water reuse will account for 14 percent of the state's new water supply by the year 2060. The majority of this volume corresponds to water management strategies to serve large urban areas in water planning regions C, H, and K. However, the growing need for new water supplies and greater awareness of the benefits of water reuse will eventually lead smaller communities in the state to also consider water reuse management strategies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines a small community as one which has a population less than 10,000 and a total wastewater flow of less than 1 million gallons per day. This report examines water reuse issues such as regulations, water rights, and technology as an initial step to identify key challenges that smaller communities may face in implementing water reuse strategies.

Presentations

2011

Sustainable Water Management and Technologies: Water Reuse in Texas, USA (in Spanish), Universidad de Alicante, Spain, February 2011. Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E. (3.9 MB)

A presentation examining a broad range of water reuse issues in Texas.

2010

Water Reuse in Texas, ChemInnovations, Houston, TX, September 2010, Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E., (929 KB).

A presentation on Innovative Water Technologies' water reuse program and a discussion on a broad range of water reuse issues in Texas.

Water Reuse as a Water Management Strategy for Small Communities in Texas Saqib H. Shirazi, Innovative Water Technologies, TWDB, April 15, 2010, (701 KB).

A presentation examining water reuse issues such as regulations, water rights, and technology that smaller communities in Texas may face in implementing water reuse strategies. Based on the paper by Shirazi and Arroyo, TAWWA, 2010 (see White Papers, above).

Top