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Drinking Water Program's Recycled Water Information

Last Update: July 20, 2014


Statutes and Regulations

Current Activities

Among the statutes related to recycled water are Water Code sections 13560-13569, which require us to

  • adopt regulations for groundwater replenishment using recycled water by June 30, 2014.  The regulations, which became effective June 18, 2014, are available here

In addition, we are required to

  • adopt regulations regarding surface water augmentation with recycled water  by December 31, 2016.   For more information, contact Mike McKibben or Randy Barnard.
  • report to the Legislature on the feasibility of developing uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse by December 31, 2016. 

To assist in these activities, we've appointed an Advisory Group and an Expert Panel

Guidance Documents

Other Reports

Other Information

    Emerging contaminants such as endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals and personal care products are of current interest. Click here for information on emerging contaminants.

    Memorandum of Agreement

    Contact Us

    Questions about our recycled water-related activities should be directed to Randy Barnard.

    Last modified on: 7/21/2014 5:16 PM