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Testimony: A Health Impact Assessment on Municipal Water Reuse in Kansas

House Water and Environment Committee

By Carlie J. Houchen, M.P.H. | March 01, 2018

Testimony: A Health Impact Assessment on Municipal Water Reuse in Kansas
Carlie Houchen, M.P.H., KHI analyst, provides neutral testimony March 1, 2018, to the House Water and Environment Committee.

READ IT HERE: A Health Impact Assessment on Municipal Water Reuse in Kansas

On March 1, 2018, Carlie Houchen, M.P.H., KHI analyst, provided information on the results of Kansas Health Institute's health impact assessment - or HIA - on the issue of municipal water reuse in Kansas to the House Water and Environment Committee.

KHI's study assessed how the implementation of municipal water reuse projects in Kansas could affect water availability and community sustainability, water quality, community perception of water quality, consumption of beverages other than municpal tap water, cost and utlity rates, guidance and regulation of water reuse and associated health outcomes.

Primary impacts studied in the report include communities' perception of the quality of reused water, current technology available to process water reuse, costs related to type of reuse and regulations as more communities pursue water reuse options.

The full report may be read here.