Wastewater reclamation and reuse status in Turkey

Kukul Y. S. , Anac S., YEŞİLIRMAK E.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.20, no.5, pp.3875-3884, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Page Numbers: pp.3875-3884


Treated wastewater is being widely used for irrigation purpose all over the world. Reuse of wastewater for agricultural or landscape irrigation is also help to protect environment and to conserve fresh water resources. However, most important consideration is to protect public health in water reuse applications. Thus, microbiological quality of treated wastewater and the criteria used to determine the quality have gained importance. With this study current status of fresh water resources and wastewater treatment in Turkey was documented. Potential needs of wastewater reuse were analyzed. Microbiological quality criteria for agricultural wastewater reuse in the regulations of Turkey were given and compared with the guidelines recommended as common to all Mediterranean countries.