Direct Potable Reuse Criteria Expert Panel

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Meeting on August 24-25, 2021

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) will facilitate the first meeting of the Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) Criteria Expert Panel. Members of the public are invited to watch open meeting sessions beginning at 10:00 am PDT on August 24 and 25, 2021. Public comments will be taken at 1:00 pm PDT on August 25, 2021.

The webcast can be accessed using most web browsers from this page:

Watch and Listen to the Webcast

Individuals who only want to watch or listen to the meeting should use the webcast links below.

Direct link to the August 24, 2021 broadcast

Direct link to the August 25, 2021 broadcast

Register to Speak During the Public Comment Period
Oral public comments will be taken on August 25, 2021, at 1:00 pm PDT. This is an opportunity for the public to give questions and comments to Division of Drinking Water (DDW) staff.

    • If you wish to speak during the public comment period you must email DDW to request access to the meeting videoconference. To request access to the meeting videoconference, please:Send an email to DDW staff at to request a meeting link and passcode.
    • In the subject line, indicate: DPR Criteria Expert Panel Meeting 1
    • In the body of the email, indicate:
      • Your name.
      • Who you represent (i.e., self, another person, an organization).
      • Whether you intend to participate via videoconference or by telephone.
      • If you are participating by telephone, please provide the last three digits of the phone number you will be calling from.

If you cannot request access to the videoconference before the meeting begins, please send the email as soon as you can. You will not be able to comment unless you request and receive the meeting link and passcode.

Additional Instructions for Commenting

  • Do not watch the webcast if you are also accessing the meeting via videoconference. The webcast is time delayed and unmuted participants can cause audio feedback.
  • When you log into the videoconference from a browser, you must enter your name so the meeting organizer can identify you and ask you to unmute yourself when it is your time to speak.
  • If you call in using a telephone instead of the computer audio, you will need to enter the access code and pin provided by the videoconference software so the meeting organizer can identify you when it is your time to speak.
  • Commenters may have up to three minutes to speak.

 Guidelines for Commenting

  • Please be respectful and patient so all interested commenters can be fairly heard.
  • Call in or videoconference into the meeting a few minutes before the public comment period to resolve any technical issues.
  • You will be muted until it is your turn to speak. While muted, you will be able to hear the meeting and can continue watching videoconference if you are connected from a computer or mobile device.
  • Regardless of whether you participate via phone, computer, or mobile device, please participate from a quiet environment so that all attendees can hear you.
  • If you are using the internet to connect to the meeting, try to ensure you have a good connection or strong signal.
  • It is important to avoid creating acoustic feedback. If there are other devices near you that are tuned into the meeting, please make sure that the speakers on those devices are off when it is your turn to speak.
  • The meeting organizer will maintain order. People who are disruptive may be disconnected or muted by the organizer.
  • Other public commenters will be able to see your name and, if you call in, the last three digits of your phone number.