Water Reuse from small Wastewater Treatment Plants

Can Germany use the new ISO Standards on Water Reuse?

Water is too precious to waste. Germany learned this in summer 2018.Even in autumn and winter the consequences of the summer drought can be felt and it is increasingly taken into consideration to reuse treated wastewater. In 1991 already the Urban Wastewater Directive (91/271/EEC, UWWTD) claimed that treated wastewater shall be reused whenever appropriate. Disposal routes shall minimize the adverse effects on the environment. In May 2018 the European Union published a proposal for a regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse to guarantee sure irrigation and groundwater recovery. The...

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