Recycled water can be used for so much more than irrigation!
Title 22 of California Water Law, which regulates recycled water use, allows for the following uses of tertiary treated recycled water (City’s recycled water):
The City’s policy, in accordance with State law, is to require recycled water for irrigation for properties adjacent to recycled water main lines, including: multiple family developments, developments with common area irrigated lots, and commercial developments (City Municipal Code 14.23.010-14.23.030.) All other uses, such as single family residences parcels adjacent to the recycled water system, are encouraged but not required to use recycled water on their sites. Incentives to use recycled water include exemption from buy-in fees and much lower per unit cost than potable water.
The City has staff available to help users apply for recycled water use. There are plan specifications that must be followed for recycled water, a user agreement that must be recorded and other review requirements that all sites must go through before the recycled water meter is issued. Please contact the City’s Water Resources Specialist at (805) 564-5369 for more information.