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Rules of Implementations for the Regulations of Treated Sanitary Wastewater and its Reuse.

Type of law

This Regulation issued by the Ministry water and Electricity and consisting of 26 articles aims to: (i) identify methods and levels of wastewater disposal; (ii) develop standards for safe levels of wastewater reuse; (iii) protect public health against the harmful effects of sewage pollution; (iv) expand the utilization of the treated water as a non-traditional source of water; (v) monitoring the quality of treated wastewater; (vi) monitoring of wastewater treatment plants. Permits are necessary for: using treated wastewater and well water; establishing a sewerage system or a special treatment plant; creating a decomposition tank or collection tank; and transportation of wastewater. General requirements are provided for: disposal of sewage, sludge and treated wastewater; discharge sewage to public network; disposal of sewage in areas not served by the public network; and disposal of wastewater from large complexes. Particular requirements are provided for utilization of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation (for both unrestricted and restricted irrigation is necessary the compliance with the standards reported in Annexes, respectively, 3 and 5, and 2 and 4). Specifically, permits for utilization of treated wastewater are requested for: municipal purposes; use of sludge in agriculture; aquaculture; water injection into groundwater aquifers; industries (excluded food); recreational purposes. The Regulation deals also with: permits, conditions, technical standards and controls for the sewage treatment plants; inspections, both from the Ministry of Water and Electricity and the Ministry of Agriculture, also taking samples in compliance with the Standards Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater.
Entry into force notes
This Regulation enters into force 30 days after its publication in the Official Gazette and shall be valid for 5 years.
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