Reclamation & Reuse

With many parts of the country facing drought and increased population and development, Orange County decided many years ago to supplement potable water resources with appropriately treated reclaimed water in the form or groundwater replenishment. Water reuse eases pressure on water supplies and conserves potable water reserves.

Non-Potable Reuse Purposes

Water reuse for non-potable purposes has been a widely accepted practice around the world for decades and has uses such as:

  • Car washing
  • Fire protection
  • Geothermic energy production
  • Industrial washing and cooling
  • Irrigation
  • Wetland restoration
Water pipes in the reclamation and reuse process