Water Recycling Program 10-Year Update Report Released
Regional San’s10-Year Update Report details the progress the District has made between 2004 and 2014 in efforts to advance its various water recycling programs and projects.
The report fulfills a number of objectives. First, it updates and summarizes our activities related to the water recycling program over the last 10 years. It confirms Regional San’s commitment to water recycling in the Sacramento region and provides additional awareness, education and acceptance of the program to stakeholders and ratepayers. It also provides information for stakeholders who are potentially interested in participating in the expansion of the Water Recycling Program. And finally, the report strives to build consensus and understanding for the need to increase production of water recycling in the region.
Recycled Water at-a-Glance
Why it makes sense:
- Increased use of water recycling reduces the region’s dependence on groundwater and surface water supplies for non-potable water uses.
- Water recycling provides an environmentally responsible and safe water supply for environmental restoration projects, such as wetlands.
- Water recycling can also help with Clean Water Act compliance and meeting future discharge regulations.
Why it’s safe:
- Recycled water is delivered through purple pipes that are completely separate from the potable (drinking) water p ipes.
- Routine inspections are conducted to ensure no cross connection between potable water pipes and recycled water pipes has occurred.
- The water recycling facility and distribution system are monitored continuously.
- Regional San’s recycled water facility is designed to provide the highest possible degree of treatment under varying circumstances.