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Appendix A: Abbreviations, acronyms and glossary

Abbreviations and acronyms

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
BNQ
Bureau de Normalisation du Québec
BOD
biochemical oxygen demand
BOD 5
five-day biochemical oxygen demand
CFU
colony-forming unit
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
DALY
disability-adjusted life year
DBP
disinfection by-product
NSF
NSF International
NTU
nephelometric turbidity unit
O&M
operation and maintenance
PCB
polychlorinated biphenyl
PCP
personal care product
PPCPs
pharmaceuticals and personal care products
RME
responsible management entity
SD
standard deviation
TSS
total suspended solids
UV
ultraviolet
WHO
World Health Organization

Glossary

Decentralized system-System that collects, treats and disposes of or reclaims wastewater from individual homes, clusters of homes or commercial/institutional facilities.

Domestic wastewater-Wastewater from all domestic sources, including the kitchen sink and toilet. Domestic wastewater does not include any sources that contain industrial wastes.

Greywater-Water from the bath, shower, sink and laundry. Greywater does not include water from the toilet, water from the kitchen sink or dishwasher waste.

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