California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year  2019-20 

PLAN & ASSESS: WASTEWATER RECYCLING

GROUP: 
WASTEWATER RECYCLING-WATER RECLAMATION


MESSAGE: 
MEASURE: 
TRENDS IN RECYCLED WATER USE BY REGIONAL BOARD


KEY STATISTICS FOR 2020

 

MEASUREMENTS 

Regional
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Amount of Water Recycled in Acre-Feet/Year

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WHAT THE MEASURE IS SHOWING

WHY THIS MEASURE IS IMPORTANT

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

DATA DEFINITIONS

Recycled Water
Recycled water means water which, as a result of treatment of waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use that would not otherwise occur and is therefore considered a valuable resource. (Water Code § 13050(n)).

Acre-Foot
It is defined by the volume of one acre of surface area to a depth of one foot. Since the acre is defined as a chain by a furlong (66 ft × 660 ft) the acre-foot is exactly 43,560 cubic feet. One acre-foot is taken to be the planned water usage of a suburban family household, annually.

Water Recycling Targets
The Water Boards Water Recycling Policy identifies the goals and mandates to recycled water by 2010, 2015, 2020 and 2030.