Summary of water reuse criteria for irrigation of parks, playgrounds, schoolyards, and similar areas from reuse programs from several statesa
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Water Quality Parameter Water Quality Limits (Range based on information for all states included in table) State of California Requirements State of Minnesota – Limits Used by DLIb
Total Coliform 2.2 total coliform/100mL 2.2 total coliform/100mL N/A
Fecal Coliform No Detect/100mL – 100 fecal coliform/100mL (2.2 fecal coliform/100mL most common) N/A 100 fecal coliform/100mL
E. coli 126 E. coli/100mL (only CO uses E. coli as a standard) N/A N/A
Turbidity 2 NTU – 3 NTU 2 NTU N/A
TSS 5 mg/L – 30 mg/L (5 mg/L most common) N/A 5 mg/L
BOD 5 mg/L – 30 mg/L (10 mg/L most common) N/A N/A
pH 6-9 N/A N/A
NH3 4 mg/L (only NC has NH3 as a standard) N/A N/A
Cl2 residual 0.5-1.0 mg/L N/A N/A

a – Includes review of water reuse programs in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, NV, NM, NC, OR, TX, UT, WA, and US EPA guidelines
b – Per 11/28/2012 conversation with Cathy Tran, DLI; General guidance

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