Implementation of EPA revised guideline for water recycling
Practical guidance material to support the implementation
In March 2021, EPA released a revised guideline for water recycling 1910.2: Victorian Guideline for Water Recycling. This revised guideline combined and updated several recycled water guidance documents into a single document.
By necessity and design the new guideline for water recycling is a high-level document that sets out the overriding principles and requirements for water recycling in Victoria, but lacks a lot of detailed information on how to implement the guidelines.
In order to ensure a streamlined, consistent and low-burden implementation of the revised guideline, DELWP is funding VicWater to oversee the development of three pieces of industry guidance.
The three pieces of guidance are:
- A practical guide to help Class B and C scheme proponents develop a HEMP, including an application template, checklists, worked examples and lists of approved or specific technologies and approaches that are known to work and can be used for such schemes.
- An audit guide to help recycled water scheme proponents fulfil auditing obligations, including information on internal/external audit scope, guidelines and checklists.
- A guide for Customer Site Management Plans (CSMP), including a standard template for CSMPs, case studies and examples for various end uses/classes/levels of risk, and an accompanying guideline/checklist including a number of suggested/mandatory controls to protect human health and the environment.
Project status updates
The final workshop for this project, which covered the drafting of an auditing guidance document, was held 15 June 2022.…Read More
An industry workshop on drafting a User Site Management Plan (USMP) guidance document was held on 18 May 2022. This…Read More
After consulting with DELWP and EPA, we are planning workshops per below and will shortly be confirming dates with our…Read More
The consultants have advised that the outputs/feedback from Workshop 1 (held in November 2021) will be circulated by mid-February 2022.…Read More
The first workshop was held, as scheduled, on 26 November 2021. The consultants are now writing up the outcomes of…Read More
A workshop took place on 26 November 2021. This workshop was the kick-off workshop for the development of: A practical…Read More
Due to the current limited availability of the chosen consultants, minimal progress has been made on this project. The first…Read More
Consultants have been appointed to deliver the guidance material, and a supporting Working Group, which has both central agency (DEWLP,…Read More
During January, VicWater wrote to EPA in relation to mandated Log Reduction Values (LRV) in the draft recycled water guidelines.…Read More
The public consultation phase of the Review of the Recycled Water Guidelines has recently concluded. This marks a major milestone…Read More
VicWater has signed a funding agreement with DELWP to develop three pieces of industry guidance to support the implementation of…Read More
Public consultation on the draft recycled water guidelines will commence shortly. VicWater will coordinate a water industry submission during the…Read More