Water Reclamation and Reuse

Our Mission

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.

About Us

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

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


Contact Us

Email us at reclaimed.water@doh.wa.gov or call 360-236-3330.