272534 Role of the local health department in regulating on-site nonpotable water re-use projects

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

June Weintraub, ScD , Environmental Health Section, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Department of Public Health is working collaboratively with the local water and wastewater agency and department of building inspection to develop a program that allows the use of suitably treated onsite alternate water sources including rainwater, seepage water, graywater, and blackwater for nonpotable purposes in appropriate commercial construction projects. This presentation will describe the local public health department role in developing legislative and regulatory mechanisms for oversight of on-site nonpotable water reuse projects. The oversight role includes review of an Engineering Report that describes the planned elements, operation and maintenance of the proposed system. After construction, the health department ensures the proper operation and maintenance of these systems through monitoring and reporting requirements that vary depending on the source water type.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to describe a local public health department's role in developing legislative and regulatory mechanisms for oversight of on-site nonpotable water reuse projects.

Keywords: Environmental Health, Water

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: June Weintraub, is Senior Epidemiologist at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. For over ten years, Dr. Weintraub has collaborated closely with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on health issues related to the drinking water supply and water resource utilization. She has a background in civil engineering, and serves on multiple advisory committees. In July 2010 Dr. Weintraub was appointed to a three-year term on the U.S. EPA's National Drinking Water Advisory Council.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.