For information about the Washington State rule-making suspension, go to Ecology's Rulemaking Suspension Update page.

Reclaimed Water Rule Making History 2006 - 2010

The hold on reclaimed rule making has been extended by ESHB 1478, which states, “the department of ecology shall adopt rules for reclaimed water use no earlier than June 30, 2013.”

Writing a Reclaimed Water Rule for Washington State


On October 12, 2010, Ecology hosted a Reclaimed Water Workshop to discuss permitting of existing facilities to illustrate how Ecology will implement the draft rule through permits. The presentations from this workshop are below.


Presentations from Workshop

The 2006 law directed the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to develop and adopt rules on all aspects of reclaimed water use by December 31, 2010. The law also directed Ecology to coordinate with the Department of Health and form a rule advisory committee with a broad range of interested individuals.

The Rule Advisory Committee works in coordination with the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture.  It includes a broad range of interested parties representing various stakeholder groups, including those potentially affected by the rule and with technical expertise and knowledge of new advancements in technology. All meetings, including work-group meetings, are open to the public.

The following are all the advisory committees formed to help inform the rule-making process.

Current preliminary draft rule language and Advisory committee member comments under review can be viewed on the Comments page.

Focus on Reclaimed Water: Reclaimed Water Rule Adoption

Code Reviser Filing Documents

  • CR101 - Ecology Rules and Laws website

Contact Information

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Last updated June 2014