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Introduction

Also known as Reclamation or Reuse, water recycling is an umbrella term encompassing the process of treating wastewater, storing, distributing, and using the recycled water.

“Recycled water means water which, as a result of treatment of waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use that would not otherwise occur and is therefore considered a valuable resource.” (Water Code § 13050)

Water Recycling and Desalination Staff Contact Information: Follow this link to contact appropriate staff...http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/Contacts/