The mission of the Water Reclamation and Reuse Program is to protect the health of Washington residents by ensuring that reclaimed water supplies are adequate, safe, and readily available to supplement existing water supplies.
In 1992 the Washington State Legislature passed the Reclaimed Water Act, Chapter 90.46 RCW , directing the Departments of Health and Ecology to develop standards for reclaimed water use and to jointly administer a reclaimed water program. The goals of the Reclaimed Water Act are to:
Our role is to partner with the Department of Ecology in developing reclaimed water supplies. Our objective is to protect public health in the use of reclaimed water by focusing on:
Our office and Ecology coordinated with stakeholders statewide to develop draft rules for reclaimed water (Chapter 173-219 WAC). You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Reclaimed Water Draft Rule (PDF). More information on the rule making process is available on Ecology's website. The “draft Reclaimed Water Rule” turned into chapter 173-219 WAC on January 23, 2018, its adoption date.
How to Submit Daily Monitoring Reports to Department of Health
- Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail a hard copy to: DOH - Reclaimed Water, 16201 E Indiana Avenue Suite 1500, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
- Or if you're using Ecology's WebDMR through the WQWWebPortal to submit reports, just add us as a "cc" using our email address: email@example.com.
Guidance for Developing and Implementing Regulations for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems
NOTE: On this page NBRC means the National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-236-3330.