Water Reuse Approved by California Water Board
California’s water regulator paved the way for the increased use of recycled water on the same day it instituted new pesticide thresholds for a river on the central coast.
Cities like San Diego have plans in place to build advanced water purification plants capable of taking wastewater and purifying it to the point where it could be once again used as potable water.
After purification, the water is then diverted to a reservoir, where it mixes with other water that comprises a given area’s drinking water source. Once the water is withdrawn from the reservoir, it is subjected to the treatment process common to most drinking water in California.