Graywater and stormwater could significantly supplement traditional potable water supplies using existing technology to capture and treat the waters, but there is limited information on the costs, benefits, risks, and regulation of such projects, the report concludes. Additional research and changes in infrastructure will be necessary to take full advantage of the potential of graywater and stormwater.
Professor Glen Daigger contributed to the report as a member of the National Academies Committee on the On-Site Reuse of Graywater and Stormwater: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits.
The findings and recommendations of this report will be valuable for water managers, citizens of states under a current drought, and local and state health and environmental agencies.
To learn more about the report, please visit http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=21866#_edn1.