BioMicrobics is actively involved with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Small Communities and Decentralized Systems Committee, Diamond BBP Member for the National Onsite Water Recycling Association (NOWRA), as well as being Committee Chairs, Presenters, and Members of affiliated State Onsite Associations, and other relevant organizations.
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- IFEH – International Federation of Environmental Health
- NSF – National Sanitation Foundation International
- WEF – Water Environment Federation
- ICC – International Green Construction Code – International Code Council
- US EPA – EPA Water: Septic (Onsite / Decentralized) Systems
- NEHA – National Environmental Health Association
- SORA/COI – State Onsite Regulators Alliance and Captains of Industry
- USGBC – U.S. Green Building Council / LEED
- United States: Living Building Challenge / Green Globes / Build it Green / ENERGY STAR
- NAHB – National Association of Home Builders / NAHB NGBS
- NOWRA – National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association
- CWWA – Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
- Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association
- British Columbia On Site Sewage Association
- Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association
- Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association
- Saskatchewan Onsite Wastewater Management Association
- Manitoba Onsite Wastewater Management Association
- Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association
- Nova Scotia On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems Regulations
- Canada: LEED Canada / Green Globes / Built Green Canada
Other Building Environmental Programs by Country:
- Australia: Nabers / Green Star / Green Building Architecture
- Brazil: AQUA / LEED Brasil
- China: GBAS
- Czech Republic: SBToolCZ
- Finland: PromisE
- France: HQE
- Germany: DGNB / CEPHEUS
- Hong Kong: HKBEAM
- India: Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)/ GBCIndia (Green Building Construction India)/ GRIHA
- Indonesia: Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) / Greenship
- Italy: Protocollo Itaca / Green Building Council Italia
- Japan: CASBEE
- Korea, Republic of: Green Building Certification Criteria / Korea Green Building Council
- Malaysia: GBI Malaysia
- Mexico: LEED Mexico
- Netherlands: BREEAM Netherlands
- New Zealand: Green Star NZ
- Pakistan: Institute of Architecture Pakistan Green Sustainable Architecture (IAPGSA)
- Philippines: BERDE / Philippine Green Building Council
Arizona has a long history of water reuse starting in at least 1926 and currently
as much as two-thirds of all treated wastewater generated in Arizona is reused for a variety of purposes.
The rules established a permit system and reclaimed water quality standards for a multitude of end uses. The rules also covered gray water use.
These rules are currently in the process of being updated.
- AAC Title 18, Chapter 9, Article 7. Use of Recycled Water
- AAC Title 18, Chapter 11, Article 3. Reclaimed Water Quality Standards.
- Arizona Government Link
- Arizona Environmental Health Association
- Arizona Rural Water Association
- On-Site Wastewater Demonstration Program
- On-Site Wastewater Education Program and Training Facility
- Arizona Stormwater Resource
California has one of the most developed regulatory environments for water reuse. California’s
California Recycled Water Policy
, which includes a “Mandate for the Use of Recycled Water,” was adopted in 2009 and amended in 2013.
California adopted indirect potable reuse rules that provide detailed criteria for treatment processes, contaminants to test for, and how long treated water must remain underground.
Some California cities are developing their own onsite reuse ordinances.
- Connecticut Government Link
- Atlantic States Rural Water & Wastewater Associate (ASRWWA)
- Connecticut Environmental Health Association
- Connecticut Stormwater Resource
- Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Water Permitting and Enforcement Division Bureau of Water Management and Compliance Assurance
District of Columbia
Water reuse was established as a state objective in 1989 and the state has since created a supportive regulatory environment.
Florida has regulations that specify requirements
of how reclaimed water is to be treated depending on the use or application of the water.
The 2008 Ocean Outfall Legislation
was the first time reuse was mandated at the state level and caused an increase in reuse projects in South Florida.
Florida is the leader in indirect potable reuse (IPR) for groundwater recharge and preventing salterwater intrusion.
- Massachusetts Government Link
- Massachusetts Environmental Health Association
- Massachusetts Rural Water Association
- Massachusetts Wastewater Management Title 5 Publications
- Massachusetts Stormwater Resource
- Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Division of Watershed Management – Stormwater
- New Hampshire Government Link
- Granite State Rural Water Association
- Northern New England Environmental Health Association
- New Hampshire Stormwater Resource
- New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Texas has the third highest reclaimed water flows in the country behind California and Florida.
Water reuse goals are published under the state’s State Water Plan which is published every five years and outlines water management strategies.
The 2017 State Water Plan called for 4.5 million cubic meters per day of additional reuse capacity over a 50-year period with 85 projects specified.
There are regulations for the use of onsite or decentralized reuse systems for graywater systems and some alternative sources.
- TX Reuse Regulations – 30 TAC Chapter 210
- TX Reuse Regulations – 30 TAC Chapter 321, Subchapter P
- Texas Water Code §5.102
- Texas Water Code §5.103
- Texas Water Code §26.011
- Texas Water Code §26.0271
- Texas Water Code §26.121
- Texas Government Link
- Texas Environmental Health Association
- Texas Onsite Wastewater Association
- Texas Regulations for use of Onsite or Decentralized Reuse Systems”
- Texas Rural Water Association
- Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council
- Texas Stormwater Resource
- Vermont Government Link
- Northern New England Environmental Health Association
- Vermont Rural Water Association
- Vermont Stormwater Resource
- Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Watershed Management
- American Council of Engineering Companies
- American Institute of Architects
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Water Works Association
- Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies
- National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
- Design-Build Institute of America
- National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Water Environment Federation