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Water Recycling for Health & Safety

Water recycling is the treatment and management of wastewater to produce water of suitable quality for beneficial and non-potable uses.

To produce recycled water, wastewater is treated at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, duplicating nature’s own cleaning process, only at a much faster rate. The result is high quality water that is safe to use for agricultural crops, landscape irrigation, playgrounds, golf courses, parks, cemeteries, freeway embankments and medians, and much more. Recycling water offers great potential for future water supplies in Santa Clara County where drinking water supply sources are already scarce.

The Santa Clara County Medical Association endorses South Bay Water Recycling, citing the safe reuse of highly treated water from the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility for non-drinking purposes in Santa Clara County. “By using non-potable recycled water for appropriate purposes we help protect endangered species, preserve our natural environment and secure an abundant water supply for future generations,” stated John D. Longwell, MD, President of the Santa Clara County Medical Association.