Aug. 25, 2017 Ecology proposes language for Reclaimed Water rule

public comment period begins today

Today, the Department of Ecology filed the CR 102 and released proposed Chapter 173-219 WAC: Reclaimed Water for public review and comment. This includes a Preliminary Regulatory Analyses.

As you may recall, Ecology last held a public comment period on this chapter in the fall of 2015. In response to comments we withdrew that proposal. Since then, we’ve been working with our partners at the Washington State Department of Health, as well as our Reclaimed Water Rule Advisory Committee, on this new proposal.

We invite you to participate in a public comment period from August 23, 2017 – October 13, 2017 to let us know what you think.

You can find the rulemaking documents, including a copy of the proposed draft rule language at

Many ways to participate during the comment period

1. Provide comments through our eComments site:

2. Participate in one of our webinar public hearings:

September 27, 2017 – Webinar only

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Number: 808 254 028

Meeting Password: wYE4pJuX

September 27, 2017 Webinar only

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Number: 803 868 450

Meeting password: vTdfUP2e

3. Attend an in-person public hearing

October 3, 2017 – In-person only

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Department of Ecology, Eastern Regional Office, 4601 N Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205

October 5, 2017 – In-person only

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Department of Ecology, Headquarters, 300 Desmond Drive, Lacey, WA 98504