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      RS 30:2393     


§2393.  Definitions

The following terms shall have the following  meanings for the purposes of this Chapter:

(1)  "Available reclaimed water source" means reclaimed water that meets all of the following requirements:

(a)(i)  The source of reclaimed water is of sufficient quality for the proposed beneficial use considering all relevant factors including but not limited to safety, effects of the beneficial use based on specific constituents in the reclaimed water source, and effects on state and federal water discharge permits.  The quality of the reclaimed water shall meet all applicable state and federal water quality standards and the following standards at the discharge from the producer's plant site:

BOD5  ≤  5 mg/L

TSS  ≤ 5 mg/L

NH³-N  ≤ 2 mg/L

TN  ≤ 10 mg/L

Chlorine residual  ≥ 2 mg/L

(ii)  The reclaimed water producer must keep verifiable records of water quality as determined by effluent testing seven days per week.  Such tests must be either flow proportional composite sampling or electronic testing with laboratory verification.

(b)  The use of reclaimed water will not adversely affect downstream water quality and will not be injurious to wildlife, fish, or plant life.

(c)  The reclaimed water must be furnished to the user at a cost that is equal to or less than the cost of potable water, in accordance with R.S. 30:2396.

(2)  "Beneficial uses" means the technologically feasible uses of reclaimed water for domestic, municipal, industrial, agricultural, recreational, or therapeutic purposes.

(3)  "Reclaimed water" means water that, as a result of treatment of waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use and that is therefore considered a valuable resource.

(4)  "Reclaimed water producer" means any public or private entity that produces, transmits, or distributes reclaimed water.

Acts 2003, No. 985, §1.

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