Recycled Water Policy
The purpose of the Recycled Water Policy is to increase the use of recycled water from municipal wastewater sources that meets the definition in Water Code Section 13050(n), in a manner that implements state and federal water quality laws. When used in compliance with the Recycled Water Policy, water recycling criteria in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, and all applicable state and federal water quality laws, the State Water Board finds that recycled water is safe for the approved uses. The State Water Board strongly supports recycled water as a safe alternative to potable water for such approved uses.
- Resolution No. 2009-0011: Adoption of a Policy for Water Quality Control for Recycled Water
- Resolution No. 2013-0003: Adoption of an Amendment to the Policy for Water Quality Control for Recycled Water Concerning Monitoring Requirements For Constituents of Emerging Concern
- Recycled Water Policy
- Recycled Water Policy with Table of Contents
Additional Recycled Water Information
- Recycled Water: Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs)
- Recycled Water Policy Amendment Page
- Statewide General Permit for Landscape Irrigation Uses of Recycled Water
- 1996 Memorandum of Agreement between California Department of Public Health and the State Water Board
- Resolution No. 77-1
Questions or comments?
- Please email Annalisa Kihara, Senior Water Resources Control Engineer, Division of Water Quality, or phone 916-324-6786
- Recycled Water Ombudsman, Randy Barnard, Senior Sanitary Engineer, Division of Drinking Water, or phone 619-525-4022