Conserving Water

The proof is in the purple pipe why don’t you try it

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California’s Limited Water Supply

It is common knowledge California’s limited water supply is becoming as more and more precious as our need for water continues to grow. Many communities in California are now using recycled water to help reduce the demand on our drinking water supply. Up to five million gallons of water per day are recycled for non-potable uses such as landscape irrigation. Opportunities for using reclaimed water other than irrigation include industrial cooling water, groundwater recharge, and preventing salt water intrusion in coastal groundwater aquifers.

Perception of Recycled Water

There is a perception among Californians reclaimed water is dirty and unhealthy. The fact is no health-related incidents have ever been linked to the use of recycled water.

The reason for this is recycled water produced in California is carefully regulated by the California Department of Health Services and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. California’s regulations are some of the most stringent in the world, even though no federal regulations exist for governing the use of reclaimed water.

Recycled Water – nothing new

Using recycled water is nothing new in the state of California. The first plant built solely for recycling and reuse was constructed in 1932 in the City of San Francisco.

Today, recycled water is currently used to irrigate schools, parks, street medians, commercial landscaping and sports Fields. A testimonial to its value recycled water is the fastest growing water supply in California.

Upon seeing the purple pipe on your neighborhood….

When you see a purple pipe plumbing into a non-potable water supply don’t think “Why are we using reclaimed water”. “Why” don’t you say, “Why haven’t we utilized this opportunity to conserve water?

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