• to document and possibly provide early warning of any adverse health events associated with the ingestion of reclaimed water. Any such surveillance system must be jointly planned and operated by the health, water, and wastewater departments and should identify key individuals in each agency to coordinate planning and rehearse emergency procedures. Further, appropriate interested consumer groups should be involved with and informed about the public health surveillance plan and its purpose.
  • Finally, operators of water reclamation facilities should receive training regarding the principles of operation of advanced treatment processes, the pathogenic organisms likely to be found in wastewaters, and the relative effectiveness of the various treatment processes in reducing contaminant concentrations. Operators of such facilities need training beyond that typically provided to operators of conventional water and wastewater treatment systems.

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