On January 23, 2018
the Department of Ecology adopted a new rule, Chapter 173-219 WAC, Reclaimed Water
. This rule addresses all aspects of reclaimed water; including permitting for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water across Washington state. It applies to all existing and proposed facilities that are — or will be — designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in the state of Washington to generate, distribute, and/or use reclaimed water.
Existing reclaimed water facilities must comply with this chapter on the effective date of Feb. 23, 2018 or make an in-writing request for an extension as provided for in WAC 173-219-040.
Download the adopted rule language
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