NOTE: Regional San’s Recycled Water Fill Station is closed until spring. New users can still apply—simply follow application instructions on this page.
Residential and commercial customers can obtain recycled water from Regional San’s Recycled Water Fill Station during the dry season (spring through early fall). Recycled water produced at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove can be used for watering lawns, gardens and landscaping, as well as dust control.
The station offers recycled water to residential and commercial users within Regional San’s service area. Recycled water is available free of charge to both residential and commercial users.
To obtain recycled water, you must:
Use the recycled water in Regional San’s service area
Note: Permitted users may visit the station anytime it is open. New users must first complete the application and training process explained below.
Prior to using the fill station for the first time, you must request a training appointment and submit a completed application. Please read the requirements below and complete the form before your visit.
To be eligible to participate in the Recycled Water Fill Station, a user must:
Regional San staff will contact you to provide required paperwork. All recycled water users must complete and submit required paperwork and attend an on-site safety training. Once all paperwork has been completed and submitted, users will receive a Temporary Gate Pass. This Temporary Gate Pass should be shown to the security guard, allowing you access to the on-site training.
At the training appointment, the user will receive a permit card and stickers or magnets for recycled water containers or commercial trucks. For future visits, permitted users must bring these items (permit card and stickers or magnets) in order to receive recycled water.
Recycled Water Use Guidelines
Allowable Uses of Recycled Water
Regional San produces highly purified tertiary-treated recycled water that meets the requirements for Title 22 unrestricted use.
Recycled water IS suitable for:
Watering trees, gardens, vegetables, and lawns
Toilet and urinal flushing
Surface washing hard surfaces (paths, walls, etc.)
Recycled water is NOT suitable for:
Cooking or use in the kitchen
Bathing or showering
Filling swimming pools or spas
Children’s water toys
Plumbing to the household domestic plumbing system
Recycled Water Containers
Users must provide their own containers with water-tight lids, and the containers must be secured for safe transport. For residential users, the minimum container size is one gallon with a limit of 300 gallons per visit.
Garbage cans (metal or plastic) are not suitable containers for safely transporting recycled water and will not be allowed.
Please note that water is heavy! 100 gallons weighs more than 800 pounds. Make sure your vehicle can support the extra load, and be sure to allow for extra stopping distances.
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