Water recycling has been a part of California’s water management picture for more than 100 years. California farmers began recycling water in the 19th century. Today, recycled water use is becoming a more and more important part of best water practices in California. Recycled water can be used for crop and landscape irrigation, industrial processes and cooling. But it can also be used for groundwater aquifer protection, environmental and wetland restoration, wastewater management, toilet flushing and other uses.
Reduce Freshwater Demand
Recycled water helps reduce demand for freshwater, allowing for crop and landscape irrigation, safe disposal of treated wastewater, and protection of existing aquifers and groundwater. California’s population continues to grow, increasing the need for wise policy and management decisions. Recycled water facilities help slow the processes that degrade water resources, such as salinization (salt water creeping inland from the ocean), chemical concentration, and groundwater depletion. Recycled water can also help stabilize water supplies by providing reliable water resources. At Aquality, we want to be part of the solution to California’s water issues by encouraging our clients to consider the benefits of recycled water as they plan and upgrade their plants.