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Purified recycled water, sometimes referred to as potable reuse, is the process of using treated wastewater for drinking water that provides additional options for expanding a region’s water resource portfolio.

Potable reuse is often described as either Indirect Potable Reuse or Direct Potable Reuse.

  • Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR) involves blending purified recycled water with other environmental systems such as a river, reservoir or groundwater basin, before the water is reused for drinking water.

  • Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) involves putting purified recycled water directly into a potable water supply distribution system downstream of a drinking water plant or into the source water supply immediately upstream of the drinking water plant.