Recycled Water

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What is Recycled Water?

The technical definition of Recycled Water from the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility is: “Tertiary-treated, Title-22 compliant Recycled Water.”

Recycled water is recovered from wastewater through an extensive treatment process. While it does not meet drinking water standards, it is safe for human contact and is suitable to irrigate parks, golf courses, roadway landscapes, commercial properties and multi-family landscapes. However, there are regulatory and distribution barriers to making recycled water available to irrigate single-family dwellings.

A key benefit of Recycled Water is it reduces the region’s dependence upon imported drinking water that would have been used for irrigation.

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