28 July 2021
Focus area: Sustainability
Program stream: Sustainability
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AMPC commissioned the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to identify barriers to the uptake of Direct Planned Potable Recycled Water (DPPRW) with the objectives to:
- Form a Water Reference Group (WRG) comprising industry and government representatives to inform and advise the project.
- Consult industry on water reuse/recycling and identify barriers to adoption.
- Facilitate discussions with the WRG to design trial projects for possible implementation at a later stage of the project.
- Deliver a position paper on future pilot trial designs related to DPPRW and other reuse/recycling initiatives.
Discussions with industry personnel identified four major impediments to implementing reuse/recycling initiatives:
- Regulatory requirements were both stringent and involved several authorities.
- The risk assessment required by regulatory authorities was onerous and complicated.
- The business case needed for initiatives, particularly DPPRW, was difficult to justify.
- The negative public perception of using recycled water as DPPRW
- A number of recommendations were made and are found in the final report on this page.