Article is taken from Small Flows Magazine, Fall / Winter 2008, volume 9, number 2.

In an effort to use every drop of available water, the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District in southern California is slated to use treated wastewater for landscape irrigation at parks, schools, and even churches.  Part of a $16 million project are new piping systems, that would bring recycled water from a reclamation plant to areas where recycled water is safe to use, such as landscaped areas and sports fields.  Officials expect the reclaimed water to save the district about $2.6 million in imported water fees.

Similarly, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water district uses recycled water to replace valuable groundwater and imported potable water that the district historically used for irrigation.

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