Identifying the Amount of Wastewater That Is Available and Feasible to Recycle in California
Despite continuing development and increased recognition of recycled water’s importance within water resources management, the volume of recycled water recorded in California has been well under the goal of 1.5 million ac-ft set in the 1980s. Project 4962, Identifying the Amount of Wastewater That Is Available and Feasible to Recycle in California, was conducted to understand the amount of recycled water potentially available for beneficial uses and to inform the development of realistic recycled water goals. The research team identified the amount of recycled water production in California now and projected into the future considering factors such as the required minimum instream flows, water quality, proximity to potential water reuse sites, and cost. The California State Water Resources Control Board was a research partner on this project.
- Cindy Figueroa, Environmental Scientist, Recycled Water and Desalination Unit, State Water Resources Control Board
- Rebecca Greenwood, PG, Engineering Geologist, Recycled Water and Desalination Unit, State Water Resources Control Board
- Harold L. Leverenz, Research Engineer, UC Davis
- Stephanie Fevig, PE, Research Program Manager, The Water Research Foundation