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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.

Additional Recycled Water Information

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