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Groundwater Issue: Recycled Water

Recycled water is wastewater that is purified through multiple levels of treatment. Reusing treated wastewater for beneficial purposes such as industrial processes, toilet flushing, and replenishing a groundwater basin (i.e., groundwater recharge) offers resource and financial savings. Recycled water for landscape irrigation requires less treatment than recycled water used for potable (i.e., drinking) reuse projects. Wastewater treatment can be tailored to meet the water quality requirements of a planned reuse; no documented cases of human health problems due to contact with recycled water that has been treated to standards, criteria, and regulations have been reported.

The Water Boards are dedicated to increasing the use of recycled water from municipal resources to provide a drought-proof, reliable water supply that will minimize our carbon footprint, and that can be sustained over the long-term. The Water Boards work to increase recycled water use and ensure public safety through a number of programs and activities:

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