Review of stormwater quality to support the development of stormwater recycling guidelines
Stormwater is increasingly being considered in Australia as an alternate water source for various uses including drinking water.
The Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling (AGWR) are based on limited data and now over ten years old. There is a need for an updated review of available published and industry data on stormwater harvesting, as an evidence base upon which to develop more refined and specific guidance for the various types of stormwater.
The aims of this project are:
- To undertake a national and global industry literature review of stormwater (including roof water from non-residential buildings) quality, and more specifically variability in pathogens under various conditions.
- Collate relevant unpublished stormwater data from WaterRA identified partners
- Characterise and define stormwater according to source catchment types and run-off conditions
- To undertake a national and global industry literature review of stormwater treatment technologies and their pathogen and chemical removal abilities and identify suitable end uses for various stormwater categories with their associated treatment requirements and log removal targets.
- Provide guidance on how to undertake a stormwater quality hazard analysis and risk assessment as part of a scheme risk-based framework consistent with AGWR.
- Create a project advisory committee, who will be tasked with peer review of the evidence and support the development of the published final report. The PAC will comprise representatives from regulators, water utilities and Stormwater Australia
- Produce and publish a peer reviewed final report on the collated and interpreted data, along with recommendations for translation of the evidence into the AGWR.
Proposals must be submitted by 2pm AEDT on 26 February 2021.
Dr Marty Hancock
Amount being sought
$80,000 - $120,000